French prosecutor opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash

Published June 28th, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
A candlelight vigil was held for the victims of the EgyptAir crash in May. (AFP/File)
A candlelight vigil was held for the victims of the EgyptAir crash in May. (AFP/File)

The Paris prosecutor has opened a manslaughter inquiry into last month's EgyptAir crash, when a plane bound from Paris to Cairo disappeared in the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor told the Associated Press tht the case would start out as an accident inquiry, as there was no evidence as of yet to link the crash to an attack.

She added that the authorities were "not at all" favoring the idea that the plane could have been downed intentionally.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that one of the flight recorders recovered from the wreckage had been successfully repaired and was ready to be analyzed.

It is hoped that the black boxes will yield vital information about the cause of the crash.


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