The investigation committee of the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 said the word “fire” was spoken in the cockpit prior to the aeroplane’s crash in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a new report issued on Saturday.
The committee said, however, that it is still too early to identify when or the where on the aircraft the fire took place.
The results were announced after the investigators had transcribed both the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) and verified both.
Meanwhile, the committee announced the arrival of the John Lethbridge ship to Alexandria port after it had completed its mission of finding the human remains of crash victims. DNA examinations will be made to match remains found with the families of victims.
The aeroplane’s black box had reportedly indicated that there were attempts to put out a fire on the aircraft prior to its crash, officials in the investigation committee told Reuters earlier in July.
The Ministry of Aviation did not deny or confirm the reported results. However, it stated that those statements are unofficial and should not be taken as official results at this time.
The EgyptAir flight crashed and fell in the Mediterranean in early May on its way back from Paris, killing all 66 on board.