EgyptAir crash: new revelations
- December 16, 2016
According to the Egyptian investigators, traces of explosives have been found on victims of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean this May. A criminal investigation will now begin into the crash of the Airbus A320, the civil aviation ministry said. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo plunged into the sea on 19 May killing all 66 people on board. The plane had been carrying 40 Egyptians, including the 10-member crew, and 15 French nationals. Though no distress call was made beforehand but the cockpit voice recorder revealed the pilots had fought to put out a fire. The automated electronic messages sent out by the plane revealed smoke detectors going off in a toilet and in the avionics area below the cockpit, minutes before the plane actually crashed into the waters. The wreckage that has been recovered, showed signs of damage caused by high temperature and there was soot on the jet’s front section. Many fear that maybe an act of terrorism has brought the plane down but no group has taken the responsibility whatsoever.