Smoke detected inside cabin of EgyptAir flight before crash
May 21, Cairo: French aviation safety agency conforms that smoke was detected inside the cabin of the EgyptAir passenger plane before it crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday.
There were ACAR messages emitted by the plane indicating that there was smoke in the cabin shortly before data transmission broke off, a spokesman of France's Bureau of Investigations and Analysis told AFP news agency on Saturday.
According to the Aviation Herald, smoke detectors went off in the toilet and the aircraft's electrics, minutes before the signal was lost.
Flight data, as published on The Aviation Herald website, suggested that smoke alarms were set off on EgyptAir Flight 804 minutes before it crashed.
Flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board.
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