Air France crash black box found

Air France crash black box found

Flight recorders from an Air France crash last year have been found in the Atlantic. According to a report from BBC News, the black box was located within a 5km zone but retrieving them from the ocean floor might be impossible. The cause behind the crash remains unknown but if the boxes can be reached they will reveal the flight data and cockpit conversations to uncover the mystery. All 228 people onboard the flight died in the crash, which was en route to Paris from Rio de Janeiro. Apparently the boxes’ location zone has been traced using images found during the first search phase when the recorders were still emitting a signal. Now the French government and military officials have said the area is still too large to find the boxes. It’s like trying to find a shoe box in an area the size of Paris, at a depth of 3,000m (9,800ft) and in a terrain as rugged as the Alps,” French navy spokesperson Hugues du Plessis d’Argentre told AFP.

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