EgyptAir crash: Second black box retrieved

A second flight recorder has been retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804, containing data from aircraft systems which could shed light on what brought the plane down last month, Egyptian investigators said on Friday. An Egyptian committee investigating the crash into the eastern Mediterranean Sea made the announcement a[…]

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Crashed EgyptAir MS804 wreckage finally found

Egypt says that it has spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month, killing all 66 people on board. The country’s investigation committee said on Wednesday a survey vessel, John Lethbridge, “had identified several main locations of the wreckage”.[…]

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‘Bomb threat’ forces EgyptAir plane to land

An EgyptAir passenger plane, en route from Cairo to Beijing, was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan on Wednesday after receiving what two Egyptian aviation sources said was a false bomb threat. All 118 passengers and 17 crew members on board the Airbus A-330-220 plane were safely evacuated,[…]

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EgyptAir plane ‘did not swerve’ before crash

The head of Egypt’s state-run provider of air navigation services says that EgyptAir flight 804 did not swerve or lose altitude before it disappeared off radar, challenging an earlier account by Greece’s defense minister. Ehab Azmy, head of the National Air Navigation Services Company, told The Associated Press news agency[…]

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Families wait for answers to missing EgyptAir plane

There are conflicting reports over whether debris found by Greek authorities in the sea belong to the EgyptAir plane which went missing while travelling from Paris to Cairo. The , passenger jet was flying at 37,000ft with 66 people on board when it disappeared on Thursday immediately after entering Egyptian airspace,[…]

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Debris found after EgyptAir plane disappears

Greek defence sources have reported the discovery of two large plastic objects in the sea 80km south of Crete, just hours after an EgyptAir jet travelling from Paris to Cairo went missing with 66 people on board. The Airbus A320 passenger jet was flying at 37,000ft when it disappeared on[…]

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SA bishops safe after EgyptAir hijacking

“Thank God we are safe. Everyone is safe.” These were the words of Metropolitan Bishop Damaskinos Papandreou, of the Greek Orthodox Church of Joburg and Pretoria, after the Egyptian plane hijacking on Tuesday. EgyptAir MS181 was seized by a passenger claiming to be wearing a suicide belt soon after it[…]

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EgyptAir hostage drama ends

The hijacker of an EgyptAir passenger jet was arrested at Cyprus’ Larnaca airport after a five-hour standoff. No one was hurt in the incident after the man surrendered to authorities. The EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday morning and forced to divert to the island[…]

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