The EgyptAir A320 Flight was destined for doom when it transmitted automatic messages indicating smoke in the cabin, French authorities say.
According to officials of the French aviation safety agency who confirmed the report, automatic messages indicating smoke in the cabin were detected in the ill fate flight which later crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.
“There were ACAR messages emitted by the plane indicating that there was smoke in the cabin shortly before data transmission broke off,” a spokesman of France’s Bureau of Investigations and Analysis told AFP news agency on Saturday.
ACAR, which stands for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, is a digital system that transmits short messages between aircraft and ground stations.
The spokesman said it was “far too soon to interpret and understand the cause of Thursday’s accident as long as we have not found the wreckage or the flight data recorders.”
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