EgyptAir to contract French, Italian companies for black boxes search

Latest Update: May 25, 2016 | 86 Views

CAIRO: EgyptAir will contract two foreign companies, one French and one Italian, to help search for the black boxes of its plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, Egyptian state television said on Wednesday.

EgyptAir flight 804 crashed on Thursday with 66 people on board including 30 Egyptians and 15 from France.

Earlier it was reported that human remains retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight suggest there was an explosion on board the plane, although no traces of explosives have been detected, an Egyptian forensics official and investigation sources said on Tuesday

The official based his assessment on the small size of body parts so far recovered from the Mediterranean Sea, where EgyptAir flight 804 crashed on Thursday.

“The size of the remains points towards an explosion, the biggest part was the size of a palm,” the forensics official said, adding that about 23 bags of body parts had been collected since Sunday.

However, another senior forensics official said only a tiny number of remains had arrived so far and it was too early to specify whether there had been an explosion aboard.



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