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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Egypt rejects French claims that flight 2016 EgyptAir plane crashed due to fire

Egypt rejects French claims that flight 2016 EgyptAir plane crashed due to fire: Egypt’s top prosecutor has rejected French investigators’ claims that EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed in 2016 on route to Cairo from Paris, killing all 66 passengers, was likely caused by a fire in the cockpit, the Associated Press reports. Egyptian investigators are still looking into the incident, Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek said in a statement yesterday, which dismissed the claims in the report as “baseless,” reinforcing earlier findings by Egyptian authorities that “traces of explosives were found on the remains of passengers and parts of the plane.” France’s Bureau of Investigations and Analysis agency (BEA) had said last Friday that black boxes had recorded the pilots talking about a fire on board.

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