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EgyptAir Plane's Voice Recorder Found


Egypt says the cockpit voice recorder from the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean last month has been found.

The country's civil aviation authority said on June 16 that the device was found broken into pieces but experts managed to retrieve the recorder's crucial memory unit.

The cockpit voice recorder, which keeps track of conversations and other sounds in the pilots' cabin, will now be taken to the city of Alexandria for analysis.

The breakthrough came hours after a deep-sea robot located pieces of the main body of the aircraft at the bottom of the Mediterranean.

Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo crashed on May 19, killing all 66 people onboard.

The reasons for the crash some 290 kilometers north of the Egyptian coast remain unknown.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP
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