Recoverd Black Boxes of Crashed EgyptAir Plane Are Heavily Damaged

World | June 18, 2016, Saturday // 14:17|  views

The two “black boxes” of the EgyptAir Flight MS804 that crashed into the Mediterranean last month have been recovered from the sea and taken to Cairo for analysis, the Egyptian investigators have said.

However, both the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder were heavily damaged and need to be repaired before they can be analysed. If the repairs cannot be performed in Egypt, the “black boxes” would be sent abroad.

Investigators were able to retrieve the memory units which are considered the most important part of the recording devices.

The Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the analysis of the two "black boxes" may take weeks.

The analysis of the recordings could give clues to what caused the crash of the plane on May 19, while en route from Paris to Cairo. All 66 people on board the Airbus A320 lost their lives in the crash.

The flight data recorder was recovered from the wreckage of the plane in the Mediterranean on Friday, a day after the investigating team pulled out the cockpit voice recorder.


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