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EgyptAir voice recorder 'indicates attempt to put out fire'

EgyptAir. Credit: Reuters

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.