A cigarette in the cockpit of an Egyptian plane is believed to have caused it to crash in 2016. The Italian media report and refer to experts.
The crash of a plane belonging to Egyptian airline Egyptair over the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 was probably caused by a fire caused by a cigarette smoked in the cockpit. This is reported by the Italian newspaper “Il Corriere della Sera” with reference to a report that French experts submitted to the court in Paris in March.
According to the experts, the fire broke out after oxygen from an oxygen mask ignited on a cigarette smoked by the pilot or co-pilot. According to the Italian newspaper, the recordings of the machine’s flight recorder confirm the suspicion of the French experts.
Egypt Air flight MS804 crashed over the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, 2016 en route from Paris to Cairo. 66 people died. While the Egyptian authorities initially assumed it was an attack, the French investigators doubted this theory from the start.