Lit Cigarette in the Cockpit Caused Crash of EgyptAir in 2016

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April 27. A 2016 EgyptAir plane crash that killed all 66 people on board was caused by the pilot’s lit cigarette in the cockpit, a recent investigation reportedly found.

A 134-page document submitted to the Court of Appeals in Paris last month said investigators determined that the burning cigarette combined with escaping oxygen from the co-pilot’s mask and caused a fire on board Flight 804, according to a report from Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. 

The co-pilot’s oxygen mask had been changed three days prior to the crash and set to “emergency mode,” according to the report, and a fire was triggered after leaked oxygen was sparked by the lit cigarette.

Smoking in the cockpit was not banned by EgyptAir at the time of the crash, the Independent reported.

Source: Insider

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