Plane File Number BEA2016-0293 Accident, En croisière, on 19 May 2016, AIRBUS - A320, SU-GCC

Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt]

Summary

The aeroplane operated by Egyptair, which was flying from Paris (France) to Cairo (Egypt) as flight MS 804, disappeared off the coast of Egypt at around 00 h 30 UHT. It had taken off at around 21 h 00 UTC.

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 07/16/16 20H30

A new progress report (N° 25) was published by the Egyptian authorities on 16/07/2016 :

CAIRO - 16 July 2016

« The Technical Investigation Committee of the A320 accident had primarily studied FDR data as well as performing time correlation between FDR and CVR data. The committee had also unloaded CVR and started listening to the cockpit voice recordings before the occurrence of the accident; where the existence of a "fire" was mentioned. Still it is too early to

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 07/09/16

A new progress report (N°24) was published by the Egyptian authorities on 07/09/2016 :

"Cairo, 09 July 2016. In the context of the Egyptian Government's keeness to recover all the human remains at the crash location of the A320; it was decided to extend the work period of John Lethbridge for a second additional period to last on the 18th of July. 

John Lethbridge; the vessel contracted by the Egyptian Government; continues to scan the seabed of the Mediterranean to

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 07/05/16 23H00

The Egyptian authorities published  a new progress report on 05/07/16 at 23H00 :

"Cairo, 5 July 2016

he technical investigation committee would like to assert that it is the only official source of all the releases about the A320 accident and is not responsible for any information released by other sources.

The committee has gathered information that need time to be analyzed and matched to reach some very basic conclusions.

During the coming period, the experts will

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 07/03/16 12H00

A new progress report (N° 21) was published by the Egyptian authorities on 07/03/2016 :

"Cairo, 3 July 2016. John Lethbrdge; the vessel contracted by the Egyptian government; had retrieved all the human remains that were mapped at the crash location of the A320. The retrieval process was supervised by Egyptian and French forensic doctors onboard of the vessel. The vessel departed from the crash location to the port of Alexandria to deliver the human remains to the

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 07/02/16 15H00

The Egyptian authorities published  a new progress report on 02/07/16 at 15H00 specifically indicating the end and the success of the  repair operations on the CVR  (Cockpit Voice Recorder) undertaken by the BEA.

Progress report n° 20 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"Cairo,2 july 2016

Extensive examinations that were carried out at the French aircraft accident Investigation Bureau; on the electronic board components of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 06/29/16 21H30

The Egyptian authorities published a new progress report on 29/06/16 at 21H30 .

Progress report n° 19 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"Cairo, 29 June 2016

Following the successful download of the data of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) of the doomed A320, decoding and validation of more than 1200 parameter is in progress in order to commence the next phase of reading and analyzing the data. Preliminary information shows that the entire flight is recorded on the

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 06/28/16 7H30

The Egyptian authorities published a new progress report on 28/06/16 at 1H45 indicating that the FDR (Flight Data Recorder) had been repaired with success by the BEA experts and that the repair operations on the CVR (Cockpit Voice Recorder) would start this morning.

Progress report n° 17 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"Cairo, 27 June 2016

The electronic board of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) of the doomed A320 was successfully repaired at the labs of the

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 06/28/16 21H00

The Egyptian authorities published a new progress report on 28/06/16 at 20H00 specifically indicating that the dats downloaded from the FDR (Flight Data Recorder) had today been sent to the Egyptian laboratory in Cairo in order to be decoded, validated  and then analysed, and that these operations could take several days. The work on the CVR (Cockpit Voice Recorder) is continuing on the premises of the BEA.

Progress report n° 18 published by the Egyptian

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 06/23/16 23H00

The Egyptian authorities published a new progress report on 23/06/16 at 23H00 specifically indicating that, taking into account the damage noted on the two flight recorders, the technical operations currently undaer way in Cairo would be continued at the BEA in France. The two flight recorders will we transported there  by the Egyptian investigators next week. 

Progress report n° 14 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"Cairo, 23 June 2016

Reference to the damage

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 06/20/16 9H30

The Egyptian authorities published a new progress report on 19/06/16 at 23H00 on the technical operations techniques undertaken on the flight recorders as well as on the continuation of the underwater searches intended to map the debris area. Progress report n° 12 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"Cairo, 19th of June 2016 On Saturday the 18th of June; the investigation committee started the process of inspecting parts of both the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 06/17/16 13H30

The Egyptian authorities published a new progress report on 17/06/16 indicating the discovery and recovery of the FDR (Flight Data Recorder). A BEA investigator is travelling to Cairo today in order to add his technical expertise for the readout of the two flight recorders. Progress report n° 10 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"Cairo, 17th of June 2016

After the sucess in retrieving the cockpit voice recorder of the doomed A320; John Lethbridge, the vessel

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 06/17/16 16H30

The Egyptian authorities published a new progress report on 17/06/16 at 16H30 detailing the next steps in the the safety investigation  following the recovery of the two flight recorders (FDR & CVR). Progress report n° 11 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"Cairo, 17th of June 2016

The Technical Investigation committee for the A320 downed in the Mediterranean mid of last month; has received the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR)

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 05/15/16 23H00

The Egyptian authorities published a progress report on May 16 indicating that some fragments of the wreckage have been observed in several locations.

Progress report n° 8 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"John Lethbridge, the vessel contracted by the Egyptian government to join the search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage of the doomed A320; had identified several main locations of the wreckage, accordingly the first images of the wreckage were

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 06/14/16 11H45

The Egyptian authorities yesterday, May 13, published a progress report on the radar data received, the transmission time of the locator beacons as well as the participation of the NTSB in the investigation as representative of the State of Manufacture of the engines. They also stated that the sea searches are continuing as planned on board the Laplace and John Lethbridge ships.

Progress report n° 7 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"Cairo, 13th of June

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 06/01/16 14H30

The Egyptian authorities confirmed today that a signal has been identified that could come from one of the flight recorders from the Airbus A320, operated by Egyptair, that disappeared on 19/05/16. Progress report n° 5 published by the Egyptian authorities : "Cairo, 1st of June 2016 Investigation Progress Report (5) by the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee. The French vessel “Laplace” of the French navy; participating in the search for the two

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 05/28/16 9H00

The Egyptian authorities yesterday, 27 May, signed an memorandum of understanding with the international company Deep Ocean Search (DOS) to complete the team searching to recover the two flight recorders.

Progress report n°3 published by the Egyptian authorities:

"CAIRO - 27 May 2016

The Ministry of Civil Aviation signed a memorandum of understanding today with the international company Deep Ocean Search “DOS”to carry out the search and retrieval process of the

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 05/16/16 22H00

Undersea search operations to locate the wreckage of the Airbus A320 registered SU-GCC, flight MS 804, off the coast of Egypt

A campaign of undersea searches will begin in the next few days with the arrival in the accident area of the French Navy hydrographic ship the "Laplace". This ship is equipped with three DETECTOR 600s, belonging to the French company Alseamer, a submersible system to listen for and localize the signal from the flight recorders' locator

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Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 05/19/16 18H30

BEA PRESS RELEASE – 19 MAI 2016 18H30

Following the accident to an Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC, off the Egyptian coast, the Egyptian civil aviation authorities have informed the BEA of the initiation of a safety Investigation. The aeroplane, operated by Egyptair, was flying the Paris (France) – Cairo (Egypt) route as flight MS804.

The Airbus A320 had taken off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at around 23 h. In accordance with

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