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Egyptair flight MS804 crash: second black box recovered

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

The news comes a day after the Egyptian investigation committee announced that the John Lethbridge, a vessel operated by Mauritius-based company Deep Ocean Search on behalf of the Egyptian Government, had been able to recover the memory unit from the cockpit voice recorder from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804.

Both recorders, popularly known as the “black boxes”, are crucial to discovering why the Airbus A320 came down on 19 May, killing all people on board.

The Airbus A320, which had 66 people aboard, crashed May 19 in the Mediterranean Sea on a flight from Paris to Cairo. Authorities have been searching for wreckage and the plane’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders for insight into what happened.

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