EgyptAir crash: Search teams detect locator signal

Published May 27th, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the 66 victims of the EgyptAir MS804 flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on May 26, 2016. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the 66 victims of the EgyptAir MS804 flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on May 26, 2016. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

Reports in Egypt’s al-Ahram newspaper say an emergency locator (ELT) signal from the wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804 has been detected by Airbus.

It’s a big breakthrough in the search for the crashed plane which has so far been limited to recovery of debris.

Search teams have been working to find the two black box flight recorders that will offer clues on the plane’s final moments.

A vigil was held in Cairo for the victims of the crash. Friends, families and colleagues of those on board gathered in front of Cairo’s opera house to remember the 66 victims.

Mourners placed flowers and candles in front of pictures of flight 804’s passengers and crew members.

EgyptAir flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on the morning of May 19 with 66 people on board, including 30 Egyptians and 15 French nationals.


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