EgyptAir MS804 black box repaired

EgyptAir MS804 black box repaired

The damaged ‘black box’ flight data recorder from the EgyptAir Airbus that crashed into the Mediterranean last month has been repaired.

The work paves the way for experts to analyse data that could help explain what caused the crash.

Egyptian investigators say that work on the Airbus A320's cockpit voice recorder will begin "within hours," the BBC reported.

Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo plunged into the sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board.

Egypt's investigation commission said that the flight data recorder had been "successfully repaired... by the French accident investigation agency laboratory".

The voice and flight data recorders arrived in Paris from Cairo on Monday so that salt deposits could be removed.

They will be sent back to Cairo so the data can be analysed.

A Paris prosecutor opened a manslaughter investigation into the crash yesterday.

A spokeswoman told the Associated Press that it would begin as an accident inquiry because there was no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.


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