The US National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) imminent report on the October 1999 crash of an Egyptair Boeing 767 off the US east coast is expected to blame the standby first officer for putting the aircraft into a dive from which the aircraft did not recover. Now delayed for 11 months because of Egyptian objections that the NTSB failed to investigate possible pitch-control failure or jamming, the board has changed very little except to take the word "suicide" out of the report.

Source: Flight International