Investigators start examining EgyptAir black box, says official

2016-06-17 13:05
An EgyptAir Airbus in the air near Zaventem airport in Brussels. (Kevin Cleynhens, AP)

An EgyptAir Airbus in the air near Zaventem airport in Brussels. (Kevin Cleynhens, AP)

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Video shows passengers leaving hijacked Egypt plane

2016-03-29 09:50

Ten people, all crew and five foreigners, are still on board, the airline has confirmed. All other passengers have been released from the hijacked Egypt Air plane. Watch passengers disembarking here.WATCH

Cairo – An official says Egyptian investigators have started analysing the cockpit voice recorder from an EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea last month, killing all 66 people on board.

The official with the committee said on Friday that investigators have started processing the recorder, which arrived in Cairo overnight from the crash site. The official could not be named because they were not authorised to brief the media.

The EgyptAir Airbus A320 was en route to Cairo from Paris when it crashed on May 19 between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast.

Officials say the so called "black box" – one of the two on board the plane – has been damaged but that the vessel searching for the wreckage managed to safely recover the memory unit.

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