Tuesday, July 5

EgyptAir voice recorder reveals staff tried to extinguish a fire before it crashed

An EgyptAir voice recorder has revealed that staff tried desperately to put a fire out on flight MS804 before it plunged into the Mediterranean. The recordings are in line with data extracted on the plane's other devices, which indicate the presence of smoke in the plane's lavatory and avionics system, a source said.

The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean Sea en route from Paris to Cairo in May, with the cause of the crash unknown. However, a recovered black box has already revealed smoke was detected in one of the toilets before the flight went down.

In a statement they said: 'Preliminary information shows that the entire flight is recorded on the FDR since its takeoff from Charles de Gaulle airport until the recording stopped at an altitude of 37,000 feet where the accident occurred.

Today's source has said the investigation committee remains open to all possibilities regarding what caused the crash. Meanwhile, a number of bodies from the doomed flight were recovered by a search vessel on Sunday.

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