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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