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Egypt investigators say can extract info from crashed jet voice recorder

Egyptian investigators said on Saturday the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 was now in a condition to extract recordings. The investigative committee said in a statement that, after repairs, the CVR was in a condition to retrieve information that could help explain why the Airbus A320 jet plunged into the sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. The commit...

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Search teams on Friday recovered the second flight recorder of an EgyptAir plane from the bottom of the Mediterranean, a day after the cockpit voice recorder was salvaged. The flight data recorder was found in several pieces, Egyptian investigators said. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens in the eastern Mediterranean last month with 66 people on board, and a vast...

EgyptAir Plane Resumes Flight to China After Bomb Threat

No bomb was found after a four hour search Egyptian officials say an EgyptAir aircraft that made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight to Beijing. They say no bomb was found after the Airbus A-330-220 and its passengers were searched and the plane took off for the Chinese capital four hours after it landed Wednesday at the airport in the town of Ur...

EgyptAir crash pressuring Airbus to find alternatives to black boxes

The challenges that accident investigators are facing locating crash recorders from EgyptAir Flight 804 almost two weeks after the plane went down are reinforcing efforts by Airbus to find alternative ways to tap crucial flight data from lost aircraft. “This reinforces our overall approach to find solutions to get data out of accidents as soon as possible,” said Charles Champion, Ex...

EgyptAir black boxes impossible to recover before 12 days: investigators

Investigators into EgyptAir's plane crash need at least 12 days to recover its black boxes as they await a ship that can retrieve them from the bottom of the Mediterranean, investigation sources say. Key points: 'Good chance' black boxes recovered in 12 days Black boxes are at a depth of about 3,000 metres No theory is currently favoured as the official cause of the crash...

Egypt sends submarine in search of EgyptAir box recorders

Egypt deployed a submarine on Sunday to hunt for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in some of the deepest waters of the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said. Ships scouring the sea north of Alexandria for three days have found body parts, personal belongings and wreckage from the Airbus 320, but are still trying to locate...

EgyptAir flight MS804 crash: 'Debris found'

An EgyptAir flight carrying 56 passengers and ten crew has disappeared Flight MS804 left Paris Charles de Gaulle for Cairo at 11.09pm Wednesday, and lost contact with radar at 00.45 GMT - ten miles after  entering Egyptian air space Egyptian aviation officials say the plane 'crashed' and that a search for debris is underway A terror attack is the most likely cause of the cras...

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashes with 66 on board, officials say

An EgyptAir flight traveling to Cairo from Paris crashed early Thursday with 66 passengers and crew members on board, Egyptian aviation officials said. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was too early to say whether a technical issue or a terror attack had cause the plane to crash. He told reporters at Cairo airport, “We cannot rule anything out.” Flight 804, an Airbus...