EgyptAir crash: Second black box retrieved, say Investigators

On Thursday, search teams were able to retreive the first black box in a breakthrough for investigators.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2016 5:42:31 pm
Egyptair, Egyptair crash, Egyptair crash news, Egyptair black box, Egyptair news An EgyptAir plane crashed last month, killing all the passengers aboard

The second black box from the EgyptAir plane crash has been retreived by investigators on Friday, according to AFP.

On Thursday, search teams were able to retreive the first black box in a breakthrough for investigators seeking to explain what caused the plane to crash into the sea killing all 66 people on board.

Egypt’s investigation committee said in a statement that a specialist vessel owned by Mauritius-based Deep Ocean Search was forced to salvage the device in stages because it was extensively damaged, but was able to retrieve the memory unit.

“The vessel’s equipment was able to salvage the part that contains the memory unit, which is considered the most important part of the recording device,” the statement said.

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered that the recovered device be handed over to Egyptian air accident investigators for analysis.

The Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean early on May 19 on its way from Paris to Cairo.

(with inputs from agencies)

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