Stewarts’ Aviation Team is investigating the crash of Egyptair Flight MS-804 over the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May 2016.

The Airbus A320 was operating from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt when it disappeared from radar approximately 210nm northwest of Cairo. Egypt’s army spokesman has confirmed that wreckage from the aircraft has been located. We are investigating the causes of the accident with our experts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families of the passengers and crew at this difficult time.

We will be providing confidential family briefings to interested families on all aspects of the official investigation, our independent investigation, potentially responsible parties, and the timeline for resolving claims against those parties.



A recent article in The Times on this subject featured James Healy-Pratt in its analysis column.

“Two competing theories of an electrical fire or detonation of an incendiary device have arisen,” said James Healy-Pratt, aviation chief at the London legal firm Stewarts. “Accidents like these normally have a chain of causes, which is why the black boxes are essential evidence to understand the sequence of catastrophic events.”

You can read the full article on The Times website here (subscription required) – Body fragments from doomed jet point to a mid-air explosion



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