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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Evidence of attempts to put out a fire on board flight EgyptAir MS804; Israel to hand over suspected MS804 wreckage

Audio from the recovered flight deck voice recorder of EgyptAir flight MS804 indicates there was an attempt to put out a fire on board the plane before it crashed, sources said. “Earlier analysis of the plane’s flight data recorder showed there had been smoke in the lavatory and avionics bay while recovered wreckage from the jet’s front section showed signs of high temperature damage and soot… Investigators are to conduct further analysis on the voices contained in the recordings,” Reuters notes. The cause of the crash has not been pinpointed yet, and investigators have caution it could still be some time before a conclusion is reached.

Egypt is coordinating with Israel to receive what is believed to be wreckage from flight MS804 that washed ashore on an Israeli beach north of Tel Aviv on Tuesday, according to a statement by Egypt’s investigative authorities on Friday as reported by Ahram Online. The debris was discovered by the Israeli coast guard at the Israeli resort Netanya, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced on Thursday, with Netanyahu ordering the remains handed over to Egyptian authorities for analysis, NBC reported.

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