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EgyptAir pilots tried to put out fire in doomed plane

EgyptAir pilots tried to put out fire in doomed plane

Pilots tried to extinguish a fire on board the EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May, Egyptian investigators said Tuesday after analyzing a recovered cockpit voice recorder.

The recordings were consistent with data previously recovered from the plane's wreckage that showed heat, fire and smoke around a bathroom and the avionics area, they said, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official statement has yet to be released.

The crash of the flight from Paris to Cairo killed all 66 people on board. The pilots made no distress call, and no militant group has claimed to have brought the aircraft down, deepening the mystery surrounding...

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