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EgyptAir Flight 804 'Black Box' Found Underwater: Are There Survivors?

Travelers Today       By    Gelli Chua

Updated: Jun 02, 2016 05:56 AM EDT

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Governments Try To Establish The Cause Of Egyptair Crash Over Mediterranean
CAIRO, EGYPT - MAY 23: Pedestrians walk past a tour agency promoting flights by EgyptAir on May 23, 2016 in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's tourism industry has struggled to recover since the uprising in 2011, the ISIS attack on a Russian metro jet and the hijacking of an EgyptAir flight in March. Despite last weeks crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 Egypt's Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said in a statement on Sunday he hoped the country would attract 12 million tourists back by the end of 2017. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced Sunday that a submarine will be deployed to search for the flights 'black box'. The submarine can reach depths of 3,000 meters. EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea en-route to Cairo from Paris carrying 66 passengers and crew. Wreckage including seats, personal belongings and human remains have been located 290kilometres north of Egypts port city of Alexandria and data taken from the aircrafts ACARS system show several smoke alerts near the cockpit just minutes before the flight crashed.
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A naval vessel from France has observed underwater signals coming from the Egypt Air flight 804's black boxes, investigators announced on Wednesday.

The equipment in the French vessel La Place has seen signals coming in the seabed over the Mediterranean sea, as reported by the Egyptian investigation committee released in a statement. This detail was published in CNN Edition.

According to BEA's director, though, these signals were originating from the signals of the plane recorders. Remy Jouty shared his insights on the matter, saying:

"The signal of a beacon from a flight recorder could be detected. ... The detection of this signal is a first step."

Remy Jouty is a director of BEA. His statement was released by BEA's spokesman. The said Egypt Air flight reportedly had 66 people on board. The plane was an Airbus A320. It allegedly went down in the Mediterranean Sea on May 19.

Egypt Air flight 804 apparently was en route from Paris to Cairo. From the time the plane allegedly crashed, authorities and rescuers have been in search of the debris of the plane. Additionally, authorities have been in search of the flight data and cockpit recorders. These things, if found, would hold the key to the causes of the crash of the Egypt Air plane.

Authorized searchers are most especially concerned with finding the data recorders. This is because a vessel is meant for finding these recorders. This vessel is operated by the Deep Ocean Search company.

The Deep Ocean Search's vessel is scheduled to work with the search team in a week's time, according to the investigation committee. In so far as the search has progressed, authorities have retrieved tiny items of debris and victims' corpses, among others. Searchers, however, were not able to find the fuselage from the airplane.

The Egyptian committee team released a statement, sharing the progress of the investigation of the crash of the Egypt Air flight, as reported by Reuters.

"Search equipment aboard French naval vessel Laplace ... has detected signals from the seabed of the search area, which likely belong to one of the data boxes."

Egypt Air flight 804 departed Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, 11:09 p.m. Paris time on May 18. The plane cut off contact with the radar system at 2:45 a.m. in the Mediterranean Sea, while it was getting close to getting to Cairo International Airport, according to Gma.yahoo.com.

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