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Data Recorder from EgyptAir Flight 804 Indicates Smoke Inside Plane

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | June 30, 2016

Data Recorder from EgyptAir Flight 804 Indicates Smoke Inside Plane

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On Wednesday, Egyptian officials investigating the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 have announced that the wreckage found thus far shows signs of high temperature damage and a flight data recorder indicates there was smoke onboard the plane.

According to, the Egyptian investigating committee stated that the flight data recorder recovered from the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 indicates there was smoke in the bathroom of the aircraft.

The second block box discovered in the Mediterranean Sea is a cockpit recorder, and it has been sent to experts in Paris who are working to repair it due to salt deposits that formed on the recorder as it sat at a depth of around 9,800 feet.

It was also announced that French authorities officially opened a manslaughter inquiry on Monday as a result of the crash, and search teams are still working tirelessly to find and recover human remains.

EgyptAir Flight 804 was en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19 when the plane disappeared from radar after making several strange maneuvers. Pilots on the flight made no distress call, and no militant group has claimed to be behind the crash.


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