The pilots of a doomed EgyptAir flight tried to put out an onboard fire shortly before crashing into the Mediterranean.
Data from the aircraft’s cockpit voice recorder is reported to indicate that the crew were trying to extinguish a fire on flight MS804, which crashed on May 19 as it flew from Paris to Cairo killing all 66 people onboard.
Investigators are currently examining the two “black box” recorders from the aircraft, which were found in the ocean last month. The flight did not make any distress calls before crashing.
The voice recorder appears to support automated electronic messages from the aircraft indicating that smoke detectors had been activated in one of the aircraft’s toilets and in an avionics area below the cockpit.
Investigators have yet to release the cockpit voice recordings or give any details on what they believe caused the crash.