French Official Says No ‘Black Box’ Signals from Flight 447

By Angela Charlton | June 24, 2009

A French official said sounds detected by search teams in the Atlantic depths are not those of Flight 447’s black boxes.

The aide to France’s top transport official, Jean-Louis Borloo, said the “black boxes have not been detected.” The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to be publicly named.

She said Tuesday that French military ships searching in the area where the plane crashed have “heard sounds” but that those were not signals from the flight’s voice or data recorders.

Earlier Tuesday, French newspaper Le Monde reported that French ships had detected a “very weak signal” from the black boxes.

The boxes are key to determining what happened to the Air France plane that plunged into the ocean May 31, killing all 228 aboard.

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