Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
»
1-min read

Unlikely that Phone, Tablet Caused Egyptair Crash: Experts

The plane, flying from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to Cairo, crashed over the Mediterranean between Crete and the northern coast of Egypt on May 19, 2016, killing all 66 people on board.

AFP

Updated:May 21, 2019, 11:34 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Unlikely that Phone, Tablet Caused Egyptair Crash: Experts
For representational purpose (Image: AP)
Loading...

It is improbable that an exploding smartphone or tablet caused the crash of an Airbus jet operated by EgyptAir three years ago, according to an expert report commissioned by French authorities and seen by AFP on Sunday. The plane, flying from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to Cairo, crashed over the Mediterranean between Crete and the northern coast of Egypt on May 19, 2016, killing all 66 people on board. But the aftermath of the crash has been marked by tension, with the Egyptian authorities pointing to a terror attack as the likely cause but their French counterparts insisting on technical issues.

Paris investigating magistrates ordered separate expert reports on two subjects, the first looking at the maintenance of the plane and the second specifically at the phone issue. There had been speculation that a thermal runaway -- a drastic change in temperature -- in batteries in an iPhone or iPad in the cockpit could have been the cause of a fire that brought down the plane. But in the expert report, first reported by the Le Parisien daily and now seen by AFP, three experts said that this was improbable.

"If a spontaneous thermal runaway in a device with a lithium-ion battery can never be completely excluded, the analysis shows that for these devices such an event must be considered extremely improbable," said the report. It said this conclusion was only valid if there had been no "external mechanical aggression" on the devices. The report said there should have been no security impact even if the devices had been charging in the cockpit. The report on the security of the plane, which was made known in April, said the aircraft should never have taken off because of a series of technical issues on previous flights. All passengers and crew on board, including 40 Egyptians and 15 French citizens, lost their lives in the crash of the A320. In December 2016, Egyptian officials said traces of explosives had been found on the remains of some victims, but French authorities were sceptical, as no organisation had claimed responsibility for an attack.

| Edited by: Anirudh SK
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results