EgyptAir to deliver death certificates for victims of plane crash within hours
Ahram Online, , Tuesday 21 Jun 2016
Once the families of the victims are handed the death certificates, they will be able to receive $25, 000 'temporary' compensation from insurance companies

Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said on Tuesday that the death certificates of the victims of the EgyptAir MS804 flight would be handed to their families within hours.

Fathy's statements came during the signing ceremony of a training contract between the Egyptian National Falcon Company for Airport Security and British company Restrata for Consulting and Training.

The Egyptian civil aviation minister said the certificates were being accredited by Egypt's cabinet in accordance with the law and legislation.

According to the minister, the families can then head to an insurance company to be compensated with $25,000.

On Monday, EgyptAir Chief Safwat Mosallam said that the $25,000 worth of compensation was "temporary," as the full amount will be offered once the settlement with insurance companies is completed in accordance with international standards.

Sixty-six people were killed when the EgyptAir flight MS804 on route from Paris to Cairo crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.

The plane's two black boxes have been retrieved from the sea, though the data has yet to be unloaded to reveal the reason behind the crash and communication between the pilot and co-pilot in the final moments of the flight.