EgyptAir Flight MS804: Second black box found, data analysis begins

Published June 18th, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A file photo of an Egyptair Airbus A330 in Cairo. (AFP/Thomas Samson)
A file photo of an Egyptair Airbus A330 in Cairo. (AFP/Thomas Samson)

Search teams lead by the Egyptian government have recovered the second black box of EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May.

On Thursday, Egyptian investigators announced that the cockpit voice recorder (CPR) was also recovered.

The Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement that the two boxes will be transferred to Alexandria so that investigations into the cause of the crash may continue.

The ministry added that analyzing the content of the two boxes may take weeks. The statement added that if the boxes have suffered from extensive, severe damage then the analysing process will take place outside Egypt.

The investigation will not end once the boxes have been analyzed, that is only one step in the larger process, said the statement.

By Adham Youssef


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