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Egypt marks MS804 crash with ceremony and no information

May 20, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Egyptian Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy says the investigation is still ongoing and conclusions will be presented at the appropriate time

STILL NO ANSWERS. People attend an event marking the first anniversary of the EgyptAir MS804 flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in the capital Cairo. Photo by Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

3rd UPDATE Laptops tablets and portable game consoles are affected by the ban but they may still be stowed in the hold in checked baggage

LAX ARRIVAL. An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Egypt begins handing over MS804 crash victims' remains

Dec 31, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The plane flying from Paris to Cairo leaves all 66 passengers killed last May 19

Explosive traces found on EgyptAir 804 victims

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:29 PM

An official investigative committee which made the discovery has referred the case to Egypt s state prosecution it says in a statement

FLIGHT MS804. Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the 66 victims of the EgyptAir MS804 flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on May 26, 2016. File photo by Khaled Desouki / AFP

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire

Jul 23, 2016 - 2:34 PM

It remains unclear whether the blaze was triggered by mechanical malfunction or a criminal act

EGYPTAIR. An EgyptAir Airbus A320 at Brussels Airport on 14 June, 2015. EgyptAir Flight MS804 was a similar plane. Image courtesy Lentokonefani/WikiMedia Commons

'Probable' EgyptAir debris washes up on Israeli beach

Jul 08, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed that the plane parts found on a beach in the coastal town of Netanya on Thursday July 7 be handed over to Egypt

IN MEMORY. Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, inside Cairo Opera house, Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2016. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt: More time needed to analyze info on plane crash

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:33 AM

Experts will compare information downloaded from the flight data recorder and establish time correlation with the information gleaned from the cabin voice recorder

In this file photo, Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the 66 victims of the EgyptAir MS804 flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on May 26, 2016. Khaled Desouki/AFP

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Jun 30, 2016 - 8:18 PM

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EgyptAir black box confirms smoke on board – probe

Jun 30, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Recorded data is showing a consistency with ACARS messages of lavatory smoke and avionics smoke

A handout picture taken at an undisclosed location in Egypt and released by the Egyptian Media Center of the ministry of Civil Aviation on June 17, 2016 showing one of the two black boxes from the EgyptAir plane, that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, after it was recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean by search teams. Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation/Handout/AFP

EgyptAir black box flight recorder 'has been repaired'

Jun 28, 2016 - 8:37 AM

The two black box recorders were found two weeks ago but were too damaged to extract information on what caused the passenger jet to go down

A handout picture taken at an undisclosed location in Egypt and released by the Egyptian Media Center of the ministry of Civil Aviation on June 17, 2016 showing one of the two black boxes from the EgyptAir plane, that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, after it was recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean by search teams. Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation/Handout/AFP

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Jun 17, 2016 - 7:43 PM

It is not immediately clear how much of its data would be useable but Cairo s civil aviation authority says salvage experts managed to retrieve the voice recorder s crucial memory unit despite extensive damage to the black box

SECOND BLACK BOX FOUND. An undated handout picture provided by Deep Ocean Search Ltd (DOS) on June 16, 2016 shows crew of the search vessel 'S.V. John Lethbridge' at an undisclosed location. Photo by F. Bassemayousse/DOS LTD/EPA

Black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:19 PM

The device is found broken into pieces but the salvage experts manage to retrieve the recorder s crucial memory unit

RECOVERED. A handout picture provided by Deep Ocean Search Ltd (DOS) on 16 June 2016 shows the search vessel 'S.V. John Lethbridge' in Alexandria, Egypt, 09 June 2016. Photo by F. BASSEMAYOUSSE/DOS LTD/EPA

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Jun 16, 2016 - 7:54 PM

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Pieces of EgyptAir plane found at bottom of Mediterranean

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED The location of the plane s flight recorders however has yet to be determined

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian military spokesperson on May 21, 2016 and taken from an undisclosed location reportedly shows search teams looking for debris in the sea after the EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed in the Mediterranean. Image from the Egyptian military spokesperson's Facebook page / HO / AFP

Terima ancaman bom, EgyptAir mendarat darurat di Uzbekistan

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:06 PM

Sebanyak 117 penumpang dan 7 kru telah dievakuasi dan dalam keadaan selamat

DIANCAM BOM. Maskapai EgyptAir terpaksa melakukan pendaratan darurat di Uzbekistan karena menerima informasi mengenai alat peledak di dalam pesawat. Foto oleh Katia Chrisdoulou/EPA

EgyptAir black box signal detected – French investigators

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

3rd UPDATE The flight recorder could help solve the mystery of why the Airbus A320 plunged into the sea with 66 people on board en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19

IN MOURNING. EgyptAir flight crew mourn during a march and a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, inside Cairo Opera house, Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2016. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

EgyptAir black boxes impossible to recover before 12 days

May 29, 2016 - 10:00 PM

A specialized ship from French company Deep Ocean Search is en route to the suspected crash site in the Mediterranean

epa05328601 Flowers thrown by Egyptians seen on seashore during a gathering in memory of the victims of EgyptAir Flight MS804, Alexandria, Egypt, 25 May 2016. EgyptAir Flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May while on route from Paris to Cairo. All 66 people onboard were killed in the accident that occurred for yet unknown reasons. EPA/MAHMOUD TAHA EGYPT OUT

Private firm hired to hunt for EgyptAir black boxes

May 28, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Egyptian civil aviation officials say they had signed an agreement with Deep Ocean Search to carry out the search and retrieval process of the two data recorders

SEARCH CONTINUES. Egyptian Journalists light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in downtown Cairo, Egypt,  May 24, 2016. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

DNA samples taken as searchers hunt for EgyptAir plane

May 25, 2016 - 1:01 AM

Finding the victims remains and the black boxes remain the priorities as families and friends hold funeral services in Cairo to mourn their loved ones but without the closure of being able to bury their bodies

SEARCHING. A screen grab taken from a handout video obtained from the Egyptian Defence Ministry shows search operations for missing EgyptAir flight MS804 at sea off the Egyptian coast, north of Alexandria, Egypt, 21 May 2016. Photo by Egyptian Defense Ministry/EPA

Search on for clues in EgyptAir MS804 crash

May 22, 2016 - 8:50 PM

Some wreckage from the plane that had been en route to Cairo from Paris has been found but none of the passengers bodies

DEBRIS. A picture uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian military spokesperson on May 21, 2016 and taken from an undisclosed location reportedly shows some debris that the search teams found in the sea after the EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed in the Mediterranean. HO / Egyptian military spokesperson's Facebook page

EgyptAir crash: What we know so far

May 21, 2016 - 10:22 PM

French experts confirm that smoke was detected in the cabin of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the eastern Mediterranean carrying 66 people but what brought it down remains a mystery

FOUND. A picture uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian military spokesperson on May 21, 2016 and taken from an undisclosed location reportedly shows some debris that the search teams found in the sea after the EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed in the Mediterranean. Photo from the Egyptian military spokesperson's Facebook page / AFP

Search teams hunt for EgyptAir black boxes

May 21, 2016 - 3:32 PM

While Egypt s aviation minister has pointed to terrorism as more likely than technical failure French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault says there was absolutely no indication of why the plane went down

This handout picture taken and released by the French naval Force SIRPA Marine on May 20, in Toulon, southeastern France shows the EV Jacoubet patroller leaving to take part in a search operation of the missing EgyptAir plane. Photo by Stephane Dzioba / SIRPA Marine / AFP

Wreckage of EgyptAir plane found in Mediterranean

May 20, 2016 - 11:44 PM

UPDATED They haven t died yet No one knows We re asking for God s mercy says a woman in her 50s whose daughter had been on board

Body part, seats, luggage found in EgyptAir search

May 20, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The Greek defense minister says a body part seats and one or more items of luggage have been found by crews searching for the wreckage of an EgyptAir passenger jet that crashed in the Mediterranean

LANDING. An Egyptair Airbus A330 plane lands at the Charles de Gaule airport near Paris, France,19 May 2016. Photo by Etienne Laurent / EPA

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May 20, 2016 - 6:45 PM

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Puing pesawat EgyptAir ditemukan di Laut Mediterania

May 20, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Maskapai EgyptAir sudah mengetahui keberadaan puing pesawat sejak Kamis malam namun dipaksa mencabut pernyataan mereka

PUING PESAWAT DITEMUKAN. Puing pesawat EgyptAir yang sebelumnya dilaporkan jatuh di Laut Mediterania akhirnya ditemukan. Foto oleh Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

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May 20, 2016 - 12:42 PM

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Air-sea search intensifies for missing EgyptAir plane

May 20, 2016 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED Egypt s aviation minister says while it is too soon to say why the Airbus A320 had vanished from radar screens a terrorist attack would be a more likely scenario than a technical failure

MISSING. An Egyptair plane takes off from the Charles de Gaule airport near Paris, France, May 19, 2016. According to media reports quoting Egyptair, EgyptAir Airbus A320 Flight MS804 disappeared off radar some 10 miles (16km) after entering Egypt's airspace. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Terror attack a possibility in EgyptAir crash – experts

May 19, 2016 - 9:19 PM

Egypt s aviation minister says he could not rule out that either an attack or a technical failure had brought down the EgyptAir plane

EGYPTAIR CRASH. A file picture dated March 29, 2016 shows aircraft from Egypt's state-owned carrier, EgyptAir, sitting on a runway at Cairo Airport, Cairo, Egypt. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

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May 19, 2016 - 7:13 PM

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Tak ada WNI dalam insiden pesawat EgyptAir yang hilang di Laut Mediterania

May 19, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Pesawat EgyptAir dilaporkan terjatuh di Laut Mediterania

PESAWAT EGYPT AIR HILANG. Pesawat Egypt Air tujuan Paris ke Kairo dilaporkan menghilang di Laut Mediterania pada Kamis dini hari waktu setempat, 19 Mei. Ilustrasi oleh Adinda Maya/Rappler

EgyptAir flight MS804 crashes in Mediterranean

May 19, 2016 - 11:25 AM

11th UPDATE The EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashes into the Mediterranean between the Greek islands and the Egyptian coast with 66 people on board

An EgyptAir Airbus A320 at Brussels Airport on 14 June, 2015. EgyptAir Flight MS804 was a similar plane. Image courtesy Lentokonefani/WikiMedia Commons

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Mar 29, 2016 - 7:07 PM

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