Summary:
EgyptAir flight 804 made headlines shortly after the crash on May 19th, 2016. The
cause of the crash remained unclear until further examination were made.
Many had believed that the crash was caused simply by a terrorist attack, but
they were proven wrong. Further findings showed that the smoke alarm in the
washroom had gone off, and the cockpit voice recording indicated desperate
attempts to put out an onboard fire. The flight disappeared off radars on May
19th, 2016 about 180 miles north of Alexandria. The Airbus A320 37,000 feet
and nearing the end of its scheduled flight from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt.
No distress calls were made, and the plane took several sharp turns before
bringing down all 66 people on board and killing them.

Response:
When I first saw this article, I too believed that it was a terrorist attack. After
the news that indicated that the smoke detector went off in the washroom I
immediately doubted my previous theory. The fire started in the rear end of
the cabin; although the cause of the fire is unknown I think it could have been
stopped. Every crew member upon every flight should know what to do in this
case. The flight should also have accessible tools/fire extinguishers at all
times. Although this is a sad incident misfortunes like this do occur, and often
cannot be prevented.