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EgyptAir crash: 'Fire' mentioned in cockpit, recorders reveal

EgyptAir crash: 'Fire' mentioned in cockpit, recorders reveal

Investigations on the recent Egypt Air crash have revealed that the word “fire” was mentioned in the cock pit before the plane crash although clear cut answers about the events which brought down the jet are not clear.

The start of the fire as evidenced from the recovered black box as well as how it must have quickly spread is still unknown.

However, investigators say they are finding out the exact area where the fire occurred before probably knocking out electronic circuits and affecting the black box recording devices.

The investigations have been complicated by tension between international experts from France who accuse the Egyptian investigators of being unwilling to share findings.

The Egypt airplane crashed into Mediterranean on May 19 while flying from Paris to Cairo killing all 66 people on board.