The cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir flight MS804 indicate there was an attempt to put out a fire on board the jet before it crashed into the Mediterranean, sources on the investigation committee said.
The recordings are in line with data extracted on the plane's other devices, which indicate the presence of smoke in the plane's lavatory and avionics system, the sources added.
Investigation authorities said the committee remains open to all possibilities regarding what caused the crash.
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Wreckage from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 has been "spotted" by search crews, a committee investigating the crash has confirmed.
According to the Egyptian Investigation Committee the deep sea ocean search vessel John Lethbridge identified several main locations of the flight wreckage and has provided images of the wreckage to investigators.
An Egyptian passenger plane has made an emergency landing due to a bomb threat.
The plane, en route from Cairo to Beijing, landed in Uzbekistan, according to airline Uzbekistan Airways.
All 118 passengers and 17 crew were safely evacuated from the plane, the company said.
Security services have begun to examine the aircraft.
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More than 80 people were injured after a fire erupted in a hotel in Egypt's capital Cairo.
The fire quickly spread to four nearby buildings in the Al Losky neighbourhood near the city's Al Azhar mosque.
The cause of the blaze was not immediately known and no deaths have been reported.
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