News

French Ship Detects Black Box Signal Presumed to be From Crashed EgyptAir Plane

French Ship Detects Black Box Signal Presumed to be From Crashed EgyptAir Plane

egyair1

A French navy vessel has detected signals presumed to be from the black box of EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed in the Mediterranean late last month, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said, according to AP.

The French naval vessel Laplace picked up the “signals from the seabed of the wreckage search area, assumed to be from one of the data recorders,” according to a statement from the committee investigating the crash. The statement added that the search had been intensified ahead of the arrival later this week of another ship, John Lethbridge which is affiliated with the Deep Ocean Search firm.

Flight MS804 vanished at 2:30AM Cairo time on May 19. The passenger plane was carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo and ”vanished » moments after entering Egyptian airspace. Search and rescue teams consisted of Egyptian and Greek military forces with assistance from French surveillance jets.

David Learmount, a consulting editor at the aviation news website Flightglobal, said that the batteries of the black boxes can transmit a signal for up to 30 days after a crash, according to AP. “It’s terribly important to find the black boxes, because if they don’t find them, they will know nothing about the aircraft.”

EgyptAir Cancels Flight to Bangkok Over Fake Bomb Threat
Italian Energy Company to Build Solar Power Plant in Egypt

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

30 Policemen Killed in a Shootout in Egypt’s Western Desert

Egyptian StreetsOctober 20, 2017

With New Power Plants, Egypt’s Solar Investments Surge in 2017

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

Egypt Approves First Major Draft Traffic Law in 40 Years

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

‘The Show Goes On’: Theatrical Performances Feature Stories of Women in Egypt

Engy AdhamOctober 18, 2017

Climate Change Triggered Social Unrest in Ancient Egypt: Study

Egyptian StreetsOctober 18, 2017

13 Egyptian Businesses Make Forbes’ Top List of Arab Startups

Egyptian StreetsOctober 17, 2017

About 276 Killed in Deadly Truck Bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia

Egyptian StreetsOctober 17, 2017

#MeToo: Egypt Joins The Global Trend To Speak Up About Sexual Abuse

Egyptian StreetsOctober 16, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.