EgyptAir crash: Second recording device of flight MS804 recovered

EgyptAir crash: Second recording device of flight MS804 recovered”

The black box, which records an airplane's last moments, will be crucial to determine why the EgyptAir flight crashed, killing 66 people.

The black box was retrieved at dawn by a specialized undersea search vessel operated by the Mauritius-based company Deep Sea Search, the Egyptian-led investigative committee said in a statement.

The recovery of the black boxes follows a breakthrough earlier in the week, when ships searching the part of the Mediterranean north of Egypt spotted the wreckage of the plane and started mapping its debris on the seabed.

The flight data recorder gathers 25 hours of technical data from the airplane's sensors, recording several thousand distinct pieces of information, including air speed, altitude, engine performance and wing positions.

The cockpit voice recorder captures sounds from the flight deck, including flight crew conversation, alarms and background noise that can help investigators understand what the flight crew was doing.

The fact that the plane appeared to commit unusual actions before crashing indicates that a bomb was likely not the cause, but this does not rule out the possibility of a terrorist attack.

Some wreckage had been pulled out of the sea by search teams last month, along with belongings of passengers.

The self-declared "Islamic State" militant group's Sinai affiliate claimed responsibility for the tragedy.

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



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