2nd Black Box Recovered From Downed EgyptAir Aircraft, Egyptian Officials Say

EgyptAir plane crashed last month killing all 66 people on board.

— -- A second flight data recorder from the downed EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people on board has been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea, according to Egyptian investigators.

Crews searching for the wreckage found the recorder a day after recovering the first cockpit voice recorder, Egyptian officials said in a statement today.

The two voice recorders have been handed over to the technical investigation committee to carry out analysis and unload the voice conversations. Investigators had already started analyzing the first recorder after it arrived in Cairo overnight, officials said.

EgyptAir Flight 804 was flying to Cairo from Paris when it crashed May 19 between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast. The Airbus A320 lost contact with the radar tracking system at 2:45 a.m. at an altitude of 37,000 feet, the airline said.

Egypt's investigation committee said in a statement Wednesday that the French vessel John Lethbridge, which was contracted by the Egyptian government to join the search for the doomed plane, "had identified several main locations of the wreckage."

It added that it obtained images of the wreckage located between Crete and Egypt's coast.

The vessel located the first cockpit voice recorder about 13,000 feet under sea Thursday. The device was damaged but the memory unity, which is considered the most important part, was retrieved and sent to investigators, a spokeswoman for Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said.

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