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Someone Tried to Put Out Fire Before EgyptAir Crash

New information from Flight 804's flight deck voice recorder

(Newser) - New evidence from the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 shows someone tried to put out a fire moments before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean in May, Reuters reports. The new information comes from the flight deck voice recorder, which confirms earlier findings from the flight's data recorder, according... More »

France Opens Flight 804 Manslaughter Case

Officials say there's no evidence linking crash to terrorism

(Newser) - French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism. Prosecutor's office rep Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre says the inquiry was launched as an accident investigation, not a terrorism investigation,... More »

EgyptAir's Second Black Box Is Found

Flight data and voice recorders were pulled from plane's tail

(Newser) - The flight data recorder of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, killing all 66 people on board, was recovered early Friday from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, one day after the plane's cockpit voice recorder was also retrieved. The announcement from the Egyptian investigation committee came two... More »

Found: Black Box for Crashed EgyptAir Plane

Egyptian investigators say cockpit voice recorder was pulled out of Mediterranean Sea

(Newser) - The cockpit voice recorder of the doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, killing all 66 on board, has been found and pulled from the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's investigation committee said Thursday, per the AP . The development raises hopes of finding clues as to the cause of the May... More »

Egypt Says Flight 804 Wreckage Has Been Found

The plane crashed May 19 on the way to Cairo from Paris

(Newser) - Nearly a month after EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed somewhere over the Mediterranean, searchers report they've found the wreckage, the New York Times reports. Wednesday's announcement comes from the Egyptian government, which states a search vessel "identified several main locations of the wreckage." According to the BBC... More »

Pings 'Likely' From EgyptAir Black Box

Search efforts will ramp up in coming days

(Newser) - A French ship combing the Mediterranean for evidence of EgyptAir Flight 804 has detected what investigators believe are signals from one of the plane's black boxes. Search equipment "has detected signals from the seabed of the search area, which likely belong to one of the data boxes,"... More »

EgyptAir Investigators May Have Caught a Break

Signal from plane's beacon will narrow search

(Newser) - A possible big break in the hunt for the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 : Investigators say they've detected a signal from an emergency beacon on the plane, reports the BBC . The discovery will narrow the scope of the search to an area with a 3-mile radius in the Mediterranean,... More »

Forensics Chief Dismisses 'Assumptions' of Plane Explosion

Too early to tell what brought down EgyptAir flight, he says

(Newser) - The black boxes from EgyptAir Flight 804 remain somewhere in the Mediterranean, and until they're found, dueling accounts about what happened to the jet seem bound to continue. On Tuesday, an anonymous Egyptian forensics official made headlines after noting that the approximately 80 body parts recovered so far were... More »

EgyptAir Jet Was Graffitied Ominously 2 Years Ago

Airline had increased security measures in face of nation's turmoil

(Newser) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah El-Sissi says a submarine is en route to the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 to search for the black boxes, but the New York Times reports that the airline had long suffered from security threats stemming from Egypt's political turmoil—including, ominously, a graffitied threat... More »

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