Egypt says black boxes of crashed plane arrive in Paris

Recovered debris of the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea is seen in this handout image released May 21, 2016 by Egypt's military. (Reuters)

Egyptian investigators say the black boxes from a passenger plane that crashed last month have arrived in Paris, where technicians will attempt to repair them.

Both were extensively damaged when EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. The Egyptian investigators were unable to download information from the recorders.

The Egyptian investigating committee says in a statement that the "electronic boards" of both the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder were flown to France on Monday.

It remains unclear what caused the crash. The pilots made no distress call, and no group has claimed to have brought down the aircraft.


Last Update: Monday, 27 June 2016 KSA 18:11 - GMT 15:11