UPGRADE 2-Investigators examine damaged EgyptAir black boxes

A flight recorder obtained from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 is seen in this undated picture issued June 17, 2016. EGYPTIAN AERONAUTICS MINISTRY through


Private investigators have actually started evaluating the two badly harmed black boxes from EgyptAir flight MS804 as they look for to explain why the airplane plunged into the sea, killing all 66 individuals on board. It would need “lots of time and effort” to repair the 2 terribly damaged black box recorders, sources on Egypt’s Airplane Accident Investigation Committee told Reuters on Sunday. The committee said it started the analysis of the devices, with representatives from France and the United States, which are crucial to discussing why the Jet A320 crashed on Might 19 en route from Paris to Cairo. The memory systems from both the Cockpit Voice Recorder and the Flight Data Recorder were drawn out from the gadgets and dried in a military center for 8 hours, the committee said in a statement. Private investigators are now performing electrical tests on the memory systems, the final action before attempting to extract data.

If intact, the cockpit recorder must reveal pilot conversations and any cockpit alarms, along with other hints such as engine noise. But crash professionals say it may supply only limited understanding into the reason for the crash. With the information recorder, private investigators have a higher possibility of discovering the cause, supplied its chip is still undamaged. Investigators need to further examine the memory devices prior to choosing if they can be repaired locally or if they have to be sent out abroad for repair works.

Browse groups recovered the Cockpit Voice Recorder on Thursday which they stated was damaged however had the memory unit intact. They found the Flight Data Recorder on Friday. While no explanation for the catastrophe has been ruled out, current and previous air travel officials progressively think the root of the crash lies in the aircraft’s technical systems, rather than deliberate sabotage.

There has actually been a series of airplane accidents at high elevation blamed on a cocktail of technical and pilot defects. The crash is the 3rd blow considering that October to Egypt’s travel industry, which is still struggling with the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. A Russian plane crashed in the Sinai Peninsula in October, killing all 224 individuals on board in an attack declared by Islamic State. In March, an EgyptAir airplane was hijacked by a male using a fake suicide belt. No one was injured. (Modifying by Richard Balmforth and Alexander Smith).

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