EgyptAir flight MS804 was likely caused by a cigarette in the cockpit

Flight MS 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, 2016

EgyptAir flight MS804 was a regularly scheduled international passenger flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport.

On May 19, 2016 at 02:33 Egypt Standard Time (UTC+2), the Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 56 passengers, 3 security personnel, and 7 crew members on board.

According to CBS News,

“According to a 134-page document seen by Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera and sent to the Paris court of appeal in March, a fire on board was likely to have been caused by the conjunction of two factors.

These were a leak from the co-pilot’s oxygen mask and the combustion of a cigarette smoked by the pilot or co-pilot.”

Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Airbus A320-232 SU-GCC (msn 2088) (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 932992.

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