The Egyptian plane crashed, 66 people died, 6 years later the unexpected cause was revealed
The real cause of the accident was announced, making many people, especially those whose loved ones died in the tragedy, very indignant.
Telegraph news, in May 2016, EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed while flying from France to Egypt.
When the journey was not over, the Airbus A320 crashed into the waters south of Crete, killing all 66 people on board. The victim including 30 Egyptians, 12 French, two Iraqis, one British and one Canadian.
The Airbus A320 crashed in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Photo: CGTN
In June 2016, two black boxes were sent to France for inspection. Until now, after 6 years, the official cause has been announced and it shocked the whole world.
According to the information on the sheet The SunAt the time of the tragic accident, many theories have been proposed, but all are still conjecture. At the time, Egyptian authorities linked the crash to terrorists, although no terrorist group has claimed responsibility.
It was said that explosives were found on the bodies of the victims, but this has been denied.
EgyptAir planes at the airport in Paris, France, in May 2016. Photo: Reuters.
Recently, the real cause of the accident was announced, making many people, especially those whose loved ones died in the tragedy, very angry.
According to an investigative report by French experts, the cause of the accident was that the half-smoked cigarette in the cockpit caught fire with oxygen leaking from the oxygen mask, causing the cockpit to catch on fire.
The 134-page report was sent to the appellate court in Paris (France) in March, but the new content was published by the newspaper Corriere della Sera revealed on April 26. This report has not been made publicly available.
The report notes that Egyptian pilots regularly smoke in the cockpit planes and this was not prohibited by EgyptAir at the time of the accident, according to the newspaper The Independent.
Pilot Ali Ali Shoukair is said to have smoked a cigar that started the fire. Photo: Facebook
Experts say the setting on the oxygen mask was changed from normal to emergency by a maintenance technician. And when the smoke from the pilot’s cigarette accidentally caused an oxygen leak from the emergency mask, it caused an abnormal change.
To draft the report, French experts met 23 times between August 2021 and February 2022.
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