Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday.

Fatal aviation accidents rise in 2016, says IATA

Fatal aviation accidents rise in 2016, says IATA

The number of air accidents declined further in 2016, but more of them resulted in fatalities than in the previous year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Friday.

Egypt hands over remains of air crash victims

Egypt hands over remains of air crash victims

Egypt began on Saturday handing over to their families the bodies of those who died when EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean in May with the loss of 66 passengers and crew, the state news agency MENA reported.

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire

An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported Friday.

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of doomed EgyptAir

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of doomed EgyptAir

The word "fire" is heard on the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir 804 before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean in May, an Egyptian-led investigative committee said Saturday.

Families of EgyptAir crash victims to get compensation

Families of EgyptAir crash victims to get compensation

EgyptAir said Monday advance compensation payments of $25,000 will be offered to families of the 66 people killed when one of its planes crashed into the Mediterranean last month.

Egypt investigators repair crashed jet's black box memory units

Egypt investigators repair crashed jet's black box memory units

Egyptian aviation investigators will finish on Monday repairing memory units from the black box recorders of an EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, a senior investigation official said.

Investigators examine damaged EgyptAir black boxes

Investigators examine damaged EgyptAir black boxes

Investigators have begun analysing the two severely damaged black boxes from EgyptAir flight MS804 as they seek to explain why the plane plunged into the sea, killing all 66 people on board.

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Search teams on Friday recovered the second flight recorder of an EgyptAir plane from the bottom of the Mediterranean that could prove vital in establishing the cause of the unexplained crash.

Black box from crashed EgyptAir plane retrieved

Black box from crashed EgyptAir plane retrieved

The cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight MS804 has been retrieved by search teams in a breakthrough for investigators seeking to explain what caused the plane to crash into the sea killing all 66 people on board.

Egyptian investigators say black boxes to emit signal until June 24

Egyptian investigators say black boxes to emit signal until June 24

The black boxes from an EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean last month will continue emitting a signal from beneath the sea until June 24, a statement from the Egyptian investigation committee said.

Bomb hoax: EgyptAir plane makes emergency landing in Uzbekistan

Bomb hoax: EgyptAir plane makes emergency landing in Uzbekistan

An EgyptAir passenger plane en route from Cairo to Beijing was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan on Wednesday after receiving a security threat that the airline said turned out to be a hoax.