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Egyptian investigation team receives EgyptAir MS804 black boxes, explains next steps

The data extraction process can take several weeks if the devices are in good condition

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Jun 2016
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One of the EgyptAir MS804 black boxes extracted from the Mediterranean Sea (Photo courtesy of the investigating committee)
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The investigation team tasked with looking into the crash of EgyptAir MS804 said on Friday it had received the two black boxes extracted from the Mediterranean Sea in preparation for recovering and analysing their data.

The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) was found and extracted on Thursday, while the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) was found on Friday.

The EgyptAir flight crashed into the sea in late May, killing all 66 people on board.

The condition of the black boxes is still unknown, and the data extraction process can take several weeks if the devices are in good condition.

The data unloading process will take place at the labs of the Central Department for Aircraft Investigation.

Repairs of minor damage to the boxes can be made locally, although they would have to be moved abroad for major repairs.

The committee’s statement stressed that its investigation would not conclude with the recovery of the data, as that is part of a wider process of investigation.

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Al
18-06-2016 04:55am
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Supreme flight recorder extraction council
"data extraction process can take several weeks if the devices are in good condition" Why? ... it takes hours in transparent countries! why would it take weeks in Egypt, if the devices are not damaged? how many forms need to be filled, how many stamps have to be fixed, how many signatures need to be on the forms? how many 'versions' of the data need to be approved by the Supreme flight recorder extraction council?
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medo
17-06-2016 09:06pm
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Who wrote this story?? The memory case was removed from the black boxes as they were damaged.. But the memory case was ok. The damaged box is useless... It is simply to protect the insides. It is what is in the memory that counts.
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Chris Snyder
17-06-2016 07:15pm
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Finding recorders
Good job to you all. Glad the recorders were found before it got very difficult/batteries quit.
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