EgyptAir Flight Data Recorder Repaired

EgyptAir Flight Data Recorder RepairedEgyptAir Flight Data Recorder Repaired

The damaged flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month has been successfully repaired in France, Egyptian investigators say. They say that work on the Airbus A320’s cockpit voice recorder will begin “within hours”.

It paves the way for experts to analyze data that could help explain what caused the crash. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo plunged into the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May, killing all 66 people on board, BBC reported.

The voice and flight data recorders, known as black boxes, 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 analyzed.

The flight recorders were recovered from the plane’s wreckage, about 290 km north of the Egyptian coast and at a depth of about 3,000 meters.