‘Crashed Egyptian plane’s CVR memory not damaged’

Cairo, July 2 (IANS) The memory of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed into the Mediterranean in May, “was not damaged”, investigators said on Saturday.

“Extensive examinations on the electronic board components of the CVR of the A320 showed that none of the memory chips of the electronic board was damaged,” Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying.

However, some other supportive components associated with communication to and from the memory chips have to be removed or replaced with new ones, the officials added.

“Advanced high technology will be used to extract the recordings of these units,” the official said adding that if the results of the tests were satisfactory; it will enable the reading of the CVR memory unit.

The investigation committee members will return from France to Cairo soon with the fixed boards to continue reading and analysing the data.

EgyptAir flight MS804 spiralled down into the Mediterranean on May 19 on its way from Paris to Cairo, killing all 66 people on board.

–IANS

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