France contradicts Egypt and says fire caused EgyptAir plane crash in 2016

France contradicts Egypt and says fire caused EgyptAir plane crash in 2016

PARIS (Reuters) - The crash of an EgyptAir plane on the Cairo-Paris route must have been caused by a fire in the aircraft's cockpit, French researchers said, contradicting ...

PARIS (Reuters) - The crash of an EgyptAir plane on the Cairo-Paris route must have been caused by a fire in the aircraft's cockpit, French investigators said, contradicting initial information from the Egyptian authorities that a bomb may have been the cause.BEA, France's aviation accident investigation agency, took an unusual approach and criticized in a statement that Egyptian officials had ignored requests for further investigation.Egyptian officials said explosives were found in human remains taken from the wreckage, thus suggesting that it was an intentional act."The BEA's suggestions for further investigation into the wreckage and recorded data were not - as far as we know - followed. The technical elements of the investigation already collected by Egypt, including those provided by the BEA, are protected by Egyptian judicial investigation. "said the statement.Twelve of those killed in the crash in May 2016 were French.It is unusual for investigators to...


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