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Cairo - EgyptAir Flight 804 Broke Up In Midair After A Fire: NY Times

Published on: July 23, 2016 11:08 PM
By: Reuters
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FILE - People light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, at the Cairo Opera House in Cairo, Egypt May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El FILE - People light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, at the Cairo Opera House in Cairo, Egypt May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El

Cairo - Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely broke up in midair after a fire near or inside the cockpit that quickly overwhelmed the crew, according to Egyptian officials involved in the inquiry, the New York Times reported on Friday.

But the officials could not determine whether the fire thought to have caused the crash had been set off by a mechanical malfunction or by a malicious act, the report said.

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The findings are based on information from the Airbus A320’s flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder along with an analysis of the condition and distribution of recovered debris, including human remains, according to forensic and aviation officials in Cairo, the report said.

The officials spoke this week on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, the New York Times said.

The Airbus A320 from Paris to Cairo plunged into the eastern Mediterranean on May 19 and all 66 people on board were killed.‎



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 Jul 24, 2016 at 08:53 AM sissel613 Says:

Now the question is....was the fire mechanical or set deliberately?

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 Jul 24, 2016 at 10:48 AM hashomer Says:

Remember this: Within hours of the announcement of the crash of Egypt Flight 804 TRUMP announced it was a terrorist attack. Before anyone knew anything about why it went down. Before anyone even knew exactly where it went down. A month before either flight data recorders were found and analyzed. Before the report was issued. He had no clue, but used this tragedy (66 deaths) for "political advantage" and hype. Such poor judgement calls for all Americans to be outraged, and push back against Trumpism, before its too late.

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 Jul 24, 2016 at 11:22 AM schmaltzy Says:

Reply to #1  
sissel613 Says:

Now the question is....was the fire mechanical or set deliberately?

Why don't you read the article. ? That is the question.

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 Jul 24, 2016 at 01:28 PM sissel613 Says:

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schmaltzy Says:

Why don't you read the article. ? That is the question.

I know what it said---I am EMPHASIZING.....duh

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