News

French Investigators Claim to Have Found Traces of Explosive Material on EgyptAir Flight MS804

French Investigators Claim to Have Found Traces of Explosive Material on EgyptAir Flight MS804

egyair1

French investigators claim they found trace levels of the explosive material TNT on the debris of EgyptAir flight MS804 but were not allowed to further examine the discovery, Le Figaro French newspaper reported.

The investigators, who arrived in Cairo last week to examine the remains of the plane that crashed in May, said that the Egyptian judicial officials barred them from examine the traces in further detail.

However, Egyptian officials have denied the charge, claiming that the French team’s work was never obstructed, Reuters reported.

“None of the investigators were prevented from participating in investigations, but rather the work is being done jointly according to the conduct of the investigative process,” Reuters quoted one of the sources on the Egyptian-led investigation committee as saying.

According to Le Figaro’s report, Egypt wishes to draft a joint report with France to validate the presence of TNT. However, France “firmly and politely” refuses to do so, as its investigators have not been allowed to pursue an adequate examination.

EgyptAir Flight MS804 vanished at 2:30AM Cairo time on May 19, moments after entering Egyptian airspace. The flight from Paris to Cairo was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew members.

In June, an investigative committee set up following the crash said flight recorders confirmed smoke being present in the lavatory and avionics area of the plane.

'Huge Explosion' Rocks New York City, Injures 25
Egypt Court Freezes Assets of Hossam Bahgat, Gamal Eid, Other Rights Defenders

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

New Draft Personal Status Law Sparks Outrage in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 27, 2021

Egypt’s Public Prosecution Issues Call for Video Evidence of Fairmont Gang Rape Case

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 24, 2021

Egyptian Aged 40 or Older? You Can Register for COVID-19 Vaccination This Month

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 24, 2021

Egyptian Ministry Establishes ‘Equal Opportunity Unit’ to Promote Gender Equality and Counter Discrimination

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2021

Tamer Amin Show Suspended For Offensive Commentary on Upper Egyptians

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2021

Egypt’s Dar Al-Iftaa Launches ‘Birth Control is Permissible’ Hashtag to Counter Overpopulation

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2021

Biden Administration Announces $197 Million Arms Deal with Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 17, 2021

KSA Issues Shock Decision With Potential Business Impact on Egypt and the Region

Amina ZaineldineFebruary 17, 2021