CAIRO — Data from one of the black boxes of a crashed EgyptAir plane showed smoke alarms had sounded on board, while soot was found on the wreckage, Egyptian investigators said on Wednesday.
The black box was recovered from the base of the Mediterranean. It had recorded the flight’s information from its takeoff until it “ceased at a height of 37,000 feet (11,250 meters),” an Egyptian investigating committee said in a statement.
The flight from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19 for reasons that remain unknown. The pilots made no distress call, and no militant group has claimed to have brought down the plane.
The committee said that a recovered flight data recorder, one of the plane’s black boxes, showed that there was smoke in the lavatory and onboard equipment. “Recorded data is showing a consistency with ACARS messages of lavatory smoke and avionics smoke,” it said.
The second black box, a cockpit recorder, was damaged in the crash and is being repaired in Paris. The wreckage was recovered from the Mediterranean Sea floor earlier this month. The bulk of the wreckage is believed to be at a depth of about 3,000 meters (9,800 feet).
The committee said deep ocean search teams are still working to find and recover human remains.
French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry on Monday, but said there is no evidence so far to link the crash to terrorism.
EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared from radar about 2:45 a.m. local time on May 19 between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast.
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Chhayanath Rara Municipality bans liquor
RARA— Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu district has been declared liquor-free zone. Declaration of a liquor-free zone was made amid a program on Saturday with a huge presence of locals from all 14 wards.
The municipality and local police administration had conducted a regular publicity campaign in all settlements for two months.
Chief Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi read out a commitment paper by declaring a liquor-free zone to the municipality.
Chairman of Ward No. 5 Dambar Bahadur Rawal of the municipality shared that the municipality council took a decision two months ago to impose a ban on liquor in the municipality with the conclusion that gender-based violence, child marriage, misuse of development and irregularity increased due to liquor.
Mayor Harijung Shahi, lawmaker Gopal Bahadur Bam, representatives of Mugu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, among others were present on the occasion.
During the event, Chief Minister Shahi compared Karnali with heaven.Follow @gorkhapost