The new report's findings conflict with a December 2016 report from BEA's Egyptian counterpart that discovered traces of explosive on human remains, suggesting a malicious act.
"The BEA's proposals concerning further work on the debris and recorded data were not, as far as the BEA knows, followed up. The technical elements of the investigation already collected by Egypt, including those provided by the BEA, are protected by the Egyptian judicial investigation", the French statement said.
Twelve of those killed in the May 2016 crash were French nationals.
Officials recovered flight recorders that were analyzed two months after the crash because advanced fix work was needed first, the new report from investigators with France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety, known as BEA said.Читайте также: George Clooney reportedly injured after motorbike crash in Sardinia
It is unusual that investigators from the country that is not leading the investigation would publicly comment on it. No report has yet been released by the committee regarding the cause of the crash.
In a press conference on the day of the crash, Egypt's civil aviation minister Sherif Fathy said a terrorist attack was most likely behind the crash. The source declined to give further details.
French investigators had always leaned towards a mechanical fault as the cause of the crash, saying they suspected a mobile phone or tablet on the aircraft had caught fire.
The EgyptAir MS804 accident came only seven months an Airbus A321 operated by the Russian airline Metrojet was shot down by a bomb over the Sinai Peninsula shortly after it flew out of the Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all 224 people on board.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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