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EgyptAir crash: Plane daubed with graffiti ‘WE WILL BRING THIS PLANE DOWN,’ flight data points to BOMB


An “internal explosion” tore through the right side of the aircraft, a pilot said last night — in other words, a bomb.

Air industry news site The Aviation Herald published data from the plane’s Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) that appears to give clues as to what happened on board the jet.

According to the data, smoke alarms in the lavatory behind the cockpit first began sounding at 00.26GMT. Less than a minute later, smoke was also detected in the avionics [electronics].

The final two alerts from the plane indicate faults with the FCU – the flight control unit used by the pilot to input instructions into the flight computer – and the SEC 3 – the computer that controls the plane’s spoilers and elevator computers.

But experts are cautious in revealing what the data shows.

‘These are not messages that enable us to interpret anything,’ said Sebastien Barthe, a spokesman for France’s Bureau



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