EgyptAir MS804 cockpit recorder contents not damaged: Investigators

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 Jul 2016

Egyptian investigators will fly from Paris to Cairo as soon as possible to start decoding the cockpit voice recorder

EgyptAir plane
In this Thursday, May 19, 2016 file photo, An EgyptAir Airbus A330-300 takes off for Cairo from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris (AP)

A number of tests conducted on EgyptAir's MS804 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) have shown that the contents are undamaged, Egyptian investigators said in a statement Saturday. The black box were undergoing repair in France.

Supported components associated with communications to and from the memory chips were replaced, but its memory unit was not damaged, the statement read.

The investigation committee said its team in France will travel to Cairo as soon as possible with the repaired black boxes, to start the decoding and analysis process.

Last week, the committee announced that the second black box, the Flight Data Recorder (FDR), was repaired at the French Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. The box was transported to Cairo for analysis.

The black boxes from EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed last month killing all 66 on board, were found at the bottom of the Mediterranean and were sent to France to repair the damage they suffered.

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