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Wednesday, 8 December, 1999, 19:34 GMT
The loss of flight 990: Full coverage


The investigation
Flight 990: What happened and when?
Investigators have recovered the "black box" recorders and are studying the evidence - but it could be months before they find out what really happened.

  • Conspiracy theories spread
  • Black box: Key to disaster investigations
  • Rumours focused on 'thrust reversers'
  • Eyewitness: The hopeless search
  • Experts debunk flight rumours
  • Flight 990: The final hours



    The background
    A series of disasters
    The Boeing 767 which crashed into the sea is only the third such plane to be lost, but follows a recent string of incidents involving Boeing aircraft.

  • Safety officials 'dismayed' with Boeing
  • Boeing 767: Transatlantic workhorse
  • EgyptAir - 'pioneer of air travel'



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    How BBC News Online readers responded to the loss of EgyptAir flight 990.

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