VIDEO: French Vessel Detects Signals Likely from EgyptAir Black Box

Wed Jun 1, 2016 18:39:21

A French naval search vessel has picked up signals believed to originate from one of the black boxes of EgyptAir flight MS804 which crashed into the Mediterranean last month, the Egyptian investigation committee said on Wednesday (June 1).

It said in a statement the search for the black boxes was intensifying ahead of the expected arrival within a week of another vessel from Mauritius-based Deep Ocean Search to help retrieve the devices.

Investigators have been searching in some of the deepest waters of the Mediterranean for flight recorders from the Airbus A320, which disappeared from radars on May 19.

The jet's flight recorders or "black boxes" are designed to emit acoustic signals for 30 days after a crash, giving search teams fewer than three weeks to spot them in waters up to 9,840-feet (3,000-meters) deep, which is on the edge of their range.

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