“Co-pilot’s iPhone 6S or iPad mini overheating took the EgyptAir flight 804 down”, families of several of the victims claim on the new law suit filed against Apple Inc.
The EgyptAir Airbus A320, flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 onboard on 19 May 2016 and the investigators reported that “Flight 804 veered off course shortly after entering the Egyptian flight information region. At Flight Level 370 the aircraft made a 90-degree left turn, followed by a 360-degree right turn, and then began to descend sharply. Radar contact was lost at an altitude of about 10,000 ft…” ..”This information was later denied on 23 May by an Egyptian official from the National Air Navigation Services Company, who stated there was no change in altitude and no unusual movement before the aircraft disappeared from radar.On 14 June, Egyptian authorities confirmed the statements made by Greek officials who revealed that a device ignited and led to a bigger fire in the cockpit, which ultimately took the plane down.”
The families of victims claim the tragedy was due to the co-pilot’s iPhone 6S or iPad mini overheating in the cockpit and ignited that led to a bigger fire in the cockpit, which ultimately took the plane down.
However, some industry experts disclaim the phone theory because they believe the fire on the plane started beneath the cockpit in the avionics bay due to a short circuit or some kind of explosion. But On 7 May 2017, French officials stated that no traces of explosives had been found on the bodies of the victims.
Still, the families believe there’s enough evidence to hold Apple and EgyptAir responsible for the deaths of their loved ones and suing for damages.
Apple or EgyptAir has not responded to the claim so far.