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EgyptAir Crash: Voice Recorder Recovered


The cockpit voice recorder from the EgyptAir flight MS804, that crashed last month has been found in the Mediterranean.

Investigators say the device, commonly known as the “black box” was damaged and had to be pulled out in several stages but its memory unit was intact.

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

A search vessel with an underwater robot has been scouring the crash site and has sent back images of wreckage.

The recorder will now be taken to the Egyptian city of Alexandria to be studied.

Flight MS804 was on its way from Paris to Cairo on May when it crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board.

It is not clear yet what caused the aircraft to go down.