: BBC: Second black box of EgyptAir plane 'recovered'

14:18 Jun. 17, 2016

BBC: Second black box of EgyptAir plane 'recovered'

An EgyptAir crashed in the Mediterranean carrying 66 people on Thursday was found 180 miles north of Alexandria, Egyptian military confirmed. (Getty Images)

Though badly damaged, the chip is still possible to decipher, experts hope

The flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea last month has been retrieved, reported BBC referring to the Egyptian investigators.

The news comes a day after search teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of Flight MS804. Both recorders, known as the "black boxes", are crucial to discovering why the Airbus A320 came down on 19 May, killing all 66 people on board. The first one was found a day before on June 16th.

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The EgyptAir passenger jet, an Airbus A320, was travelling from Paris to Cairo when it vanished from radar shortly after entering Egyptian airspace.

Carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two infants, and 10 crew members, the plane then plunged into the Mediterranean Sea. Thirty of the passengers were Egyptian, 15 of them French, and the remainder included people from Chad, Sudan and Algeria.

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