MS804 Pilots, Were Non-Smokers - Source

A close sources to the captian of flight MS804 said Egyptian media outlet "Akhbar El-Yom", that both of the pilots were non-smokers. 

The source also added that the report issued by France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) is illogical and contradicts with the probe conducted by The Egyptian Public Prosecution, which confirmed existence explosives traces on the airplane debris & remains of the victims.

The source also declined in statments to "Akhbar El-Yom", the claims of the BEA that the crash was caused by a fire sparked from a pilot’s cigarette in the cockpit of the Airbus A320 operated by the Egyptian flag carrier "EgyptAir", and the most probable cause is unknown act of terrorism. Espcially that traces of explosives were found on the airplane debris and victims remains.

The source also added that earlier investigations, all french, mentioned that the crash was cause by maintenance that was not conducted correctly by the airplane operator, a claim that was rejected by Egyptian authorities and later it was confirmed that this claim was not true.

The report issued by France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA), which was leaked two days ago to the Italian daily "Corriere della Sera", that the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 in 2016, which killed all 66 people on board, was likely caused by a fire sparked from a pilot’s cigarette after Oxygen leak from emergency mask in the cockpit.

The source rejected these claims, due to the fact, that neither of the two pilots were a smoker!

The source added that the investigations confirmed that smoke leaked from the cockpit, in reference to a fire that broke out inside cockpit, and minutes later the plane disappeared from the radar screen and that fire broke out due to "spark or flame", and this does not confirm that it is related to cigarette smoke because the flight captian was not a smoker. Finally, especially since the Egyptain experts’ report stated that its crew members, including the pilot, were within normal working hours and that they were indeed committed and among the most efficient Egyptian pilots.

The EgyptAir Airbus A320 plane crashed during its flight No. 804 on May 19, 2016 from Paris to Cairo, carrying 30 Egyptian passengers, 15 from France, 2 from Iraq, and one from each of: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Sudan, Algeria, Britain, Chad, Portugal, Belgium and Canada. In addition to the 10 Egyptian crew, the pilot and his co-pilot, along with 5 flight attendants and 3 security men, all of them fell into the Mediterranean, and none of them survived.

The company announced that the flight had disappeared from the radar after entering Egyptian airspace by 10 miles with 66 passengers on board. Life jackets and plastics were found by the Greek authorities near the Greek island of Karpathos.

Source: Akhbar El-Yom - Translated by Aero News Journal

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post