Dive team finds part of Air France Flight 447 recorder; data missing | ATWOnline

An Air France A330 of the same type involved in the mysterious crash is pictured at Detroit in this file photo from April, 2009. Photo: Chris Jacobs - OPShots.net

French Air Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) on Wednesday confirmed that investigators searching for wreckage of the Air France A330-200 that crashed in the South Atlantic June 1, 2009 located the aircraft’s flight data recorder. However, BEA subsequently told Bloomberg that the FDR is missing “the memory module that stores its crucial information,” the news agency reported.

On Tuesday, BEA said cable vessel Ile de Sein began the first operational dive using the Remora 6000 to continue the analysis and interpretation of photos taken during the previous search for the wreckage earlier this month (ATW Daily News, April 5).

via Deep dive team finds part of Air France Flight 447 recorder; data missing | ATWOnline.

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