EgyptAir MS804 crash: Voice recorder recovered from sea

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The cockpit voice recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month has been found in the Mediterranean, Egyptian investigators say.

The “black box” was damaged and had to be pulled out in several stages but its memory unit was intact, they said.

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

Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo crashed on 19 May, killing all 66 people on board.

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

EgyptAir flight MS804: What we know

In a statement, investigators said: “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.”

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

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