An Egyptian and French joint investigation committee formed to find the cause of the 2016 crash of EgyptAir flight 804 from Cairo to Paris, has now deemed the crash was caused by a cockpit fire that was started after a cigarette was improperly put out by the pilot.
crash that occurred near the Greek island of Crete killed all 66
people on board the flight, experts believe that the fire spread due
to the plane's carpets catching fire and an oxygen fire caused by the
burning carpets, engulfing the cockpit and later passenger cabin in
is unknown why the pilot defied FAA regulations concerning smoking on
a plane, but the answer to that question still lies at the bottom of
the Mediterranean Sea.