"EgyptAir Flight 804's Crash Caused By A Cigarette" Says Joint Investigation Committee

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.

The 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 flames.

It 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. 

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