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Blacks boxes hold the keys to unlock EgyptAir mystery

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
Blacks boxes hold the keys to unlock EgyptAir mystery

<p>The search for the fuselage and the black box recorders of the downed EgyptAir flight MS804 is the number one priority for the air crash investigators. <b></b><br /> It has emerged that smoke detectors had been triggered in the plane’s toilet followed a minute later by an avionics alarm. <b></b><br /> The avionics bay, situated below the cockpit, contains all the aircrafts electronic systems such as radio’s, navigation equipment and radar. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Smoke was detected within EgyptAir 804 shortly before it vanished from radar, official says <a href="https://t.co/kliyaG0cg6">https://t.co/kliyaG0cg6</a> <a href="https://t.co/sTZVWbiQSr">pic.twitter.com/sTZVWbiQSr</a></p>— <span class="caps">ABC</span> News (<code>ABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC/status/734160335054229504">May 21, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> Investigators say that the signals normally indicate a fire has broken out, but refuse to be drawn on the possible cause. <b></b> However, a technical catastrophe has not been ruled out. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">EgyptAir Flight 804 sent radio messages that may signal the crash not caused by bomb <a href="https://t.co/dIfwPUVFcK">https://t.co/dIfwPUVFcK</a> <a href="https://t.co/JKhSrlzTzs">pic.twitter.com/JKhSrlzTzs</a></p>&mdash; Bloomberg (</code>business) <a href="https://twitter.com/business/status/734072400636194817">May 21, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b><br /> On Saturday the Egyptian military released pictures of the debris recovered from the crash site including life jackets and other items marked with the EgyptAir logo. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AWANInews?src=hash">#AWANInews</a> EgyptAir MS804: Egyptian army post images of plane debris <a href="https://t.co/doMWomNGoM">https://t.co/doMWomNGoM</a> <a href="https://t.co/Bh5gWqotjM">pic.twitter.com/Bh5gWqotjM</a></p>— Astro <span class="caps">AWANI</span> (@501Awani) <a href="https://twitter.com/501Awani/status/734257983325016064">May 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b><br /> As yet no bodies have been recovered, still memorials have been taking place for the victims. <b></b><br /> In Cairo cabin crew member Yara Hani was remembered by friends and family.</p>