EgyptAir crash that killed 66 caused by cockpit fire, not bomb, say investigators

The EgyptAir crash that killed 66 people in 2016 was probably caused by a fire in the cockpit, according to French investigators, citing black box recordings. Initial findings of TNT traces suggested the crash may have been caused by an onboard bomb. However, it is now believed that flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo came down over the Mediterranean after the blaze rapidly spread through the cabin, “resulting in the loss of control of the aeroplane.”

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