Signals detected from crashed EgyptAir black boxes in Mediterranean

Signals-detected-from-crashed-EgyptAir-black-boxes-in-Mediterranean.  CAIRO,  Signals have been detected from the emergency transmitter on crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804, investigators said Thursday.

Investigators said they have detected signals from the emergency transmitters on the EgyptAir flight that crashed last week in the Mediterranean Sea, narrowing the main search area to about a three-mile radius. Relatives and friends of those aboard the EgyptAir jet that crashed await word outside the Egyptair in-flight service building at the airport in Cairo, Egypt on May 19. The flight from Paris to Cairo killed all 66 on board. Photo by Karem Ahmed/UPI | License Photo

The EgyptAir flight crashed somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea eight days go, killing all 66 on board, but Egyptian investigators said they can now narrow their search to a three-mile area, due to signals they received from one of three pieces of locator equipment on the plane.

A French ship with detection equipment has been sent to the location in hopes of finding the plane’s black box data recorders. said Ayman al-Muqaddam, head of the investigation team. Another company is searching multiple locations over a 20-nautical-mile radius where the boxes might be.

Egyptian and French submarines are already searching the area, but others could be added that use deep sea robotics, with some of the search area reaching depths of 10,000 feet.

By Shawn Price