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Search Teams Find Flight Data Recorder from EgyptAir Crash

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | June 17, 2016

Search Teams Find Flight Data Recorder from EgyptAir Crash

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On Friday, the Egyptian investigation committee announced that search teams had found the flight data recorder from the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804. The discovery comes just one day after officials announced the finding of plane's cockpit voice recorder.

According to The Associated Press, investigators are hoping the discoveries of the “black boxes” from inside the aircraft will help them determine the cause of the crash, and whether the plane broke up midair or stayed together until it hit the water.

The discovery of the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder also comes two days after search teams in the Mediterranean Sea found the wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed into the sea on May 19 during a flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 people onboard.

READ MORE: Egyptair 804’s Cockpit Voice Recorder Has Been Recovered, What’s Next?

The Egyptian investigation committee announced the search vessel John Lethbridge successfully pulled the data recorder from the wreckage Friday, but officials didn’t elaborate on the condition of the recorder. The committee did imply that the memory unit had been safely recovered, though.

In addition, the investigation committee will download and analyze the data from the recorder when it arrives from the site of the crash. Reports suggest officials have already started analyzing the cockpit voice recorder as soon as it arrived from the wreckage site.


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