posted on Jul, 8 2018 @ 03:05 PM
The investigation into the crash of an EgyptAir A320 two years ago has been logjammed by the Egyptian investigators after they declared that traces of
explosives were detected. French investigators have openly criticized the Egyptian government over the investigation. French investigators
determined that a fire began in the cockpit, and rapidly grew out of control, causing the loss of the aircraft. Shortly after the French announced
their findings, the Egyptian investigators announced that they found traces of explosives from somewhere in the cabin. As a result, the safety
investigation was halted and turned over to Egyptian criminal and legal authorities, where it's stalled.
The BEA met with the Egyptian attorney general in May, where the Egyptians maintained that they are responsible for the investigation and were
continuing on their theory that the aircraft was sabotaged. This isn't the first time that Egypt has clashed with investigators. In 2004, a Flash
Airlines 737 crashed. The BEA and NTSB both pointed to spatial disorientation on the part of the crew. Egyptian investigators maintained that there
was a mechanical problem with the aircraft that led to the crash.
In 1999, NTSB investigators determined that the first officer of an EgyptAir 767 deliberately crashed a 767 off the US East Coast. Egyptian
investigators insisted that there was something wrong with the elevator system of the aircraft, going so far as to suggest it may have been a design
flaw in the system.