EgyptAir plane crash: Need more time to reach conclusions, say experts
Experts investigating the EgyptAir plane crash in May need more time to analyse and match the information gathered before they can reach 'very basic conclusions', the Egyptian-led investigative committee said on Tuesday.
Cairo, Egypt: Experts investigating the EgyptAir plane crash in May need more time to analyse and match the information gathered before they can reach "very basic conclusions", the Egyptian-led investigative committee said on Tuesday.
Experts will compare information downloaded from the flight data recorder and "establish time correlation" with the information gleaned from the cabin voice recorder, the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said in a statement.
The committee had said on Saturday that the memory chips of EgyptAir 804's black box voice recorder are intact and investigators should be able to access them.
The Airbus A320 plunged into the sea on 19 May while heading to Cairo from Paris, killing all 66 people on board.
Investigators said last week that the plane's wreckage showed signs of fire while the data recorder confirmed smoke alarms had been activated.
The plane was carrying 40 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis, two Canadians and one passenger each from Algeria, Belgium, Britain, Chad, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.
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Data from one of the black boxes of the crashed EgyptAir plane indicated that smoke was detected aboard the aircraft, while wreckage showed "signs of high temperature damage and soot", an Egyptian probe committee trying to determine the cause of the tragedy has said.
French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry on Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.