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EgyptAir jet crash was accident, say investigators

EgyptAir jet crash was accident, say investigators”

The plane's Flight Data Recorder was repaired in laboratories belonging to France's BEA aircraft accident investigation agency late on Monday and the data files transferred to Egypt on Tuesday, Egyptian investigators said.

Investigators chose to start the probe before waiting to analyze the plane's flight data and voice recorders, based on evidence gathered so far, she said, without elaborating.

In a statement issued late Monday, the Egyptian investigation committee said that the flight data recorder has been repaired fully. "Work to fix the second black box will commence tomorrow".

Their counterparts in Egypt confirmed the aircraft had made a 90-degree left turn followed by a 360-degree turn to the right before hitting the sea. France's aviation safety agency has said that the aircraft transmitted automated messages indicating smoke in the cabin and a fault in the flight control unit minutes before it disappeared.

People light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of Egypt Air flight 804
MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY REUTERS People light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of Egypt Air flight 804

The Paris prosecutor's office opened a manslaughter investigation on Monday but said it was not looking into terrorism as a possible cause of the crash at this stage.

In May the 19th, 2016 An EgyptAir Airbus A330-300 takes off for Cairo from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris.

Overall, 40 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis, two Canadians and one each from Algeria, Belgium, Britain, Chad, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and Sudan were on board the Airbus A320.

 

 



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