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Cockpit Voice Recorder Retrieved from Doomed EgyptAir Flight

Search teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight MS804 on Thursday in a breakthrough for investigators seeking to explain what caused the plane to plunge into the sea, killing all 66 people on board. The Airbus A320 crashed …

Investigators Find Main Wreckage Sites of Crashed EgyptAir Flight 804

Investigators found the main wreckage sites of EgyptAir Flight 804, which crashed last month over the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board. A search team provided images of the Airbus Group SE A320 jetliner’s remains to authorities, Egypt’s Ministry …

Update: Debris Found from Crashed EgyptAir Plane

Egyptian authorities said they found wreckage and belongings from the missing EgyptAir plane that vanished en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board, marking the first breakthrough in the investigation. Egyptian military aircraft and naval ships Friday …

Update: Massive Search Continues for Wreckage from Missing EgyptAir Flight

The disappearance of an EgyptAir jetliner carrying 66 people over the Mediterranean Sea triggered a massive search for evidence amid concern that a deliberate act may have knocked the plane from the sky. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said floating materials …

Real-Time Tracking to Be Required for Aircraft, After MH370 Disappearance

The U.N.’s aviation agency on Monday announced new requirements for the real-time tracking of civilian aircraft in distress, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 two years ago. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s governing council approved proposals for planes …

Pilots Disabled Critical Computers Just Before AirAsia Crash

The pilots of AirAsia Bhd. Flight 8501 cut power to a critical computer system that normally prevents planes from going out of control shortly before it plunged into the Java Sea, two people with knowledge of the investigation said. The …

How AirAsia Investigators Will Use Black Box to Crack Crash Mystery

Listening to a recording of ValuJet Flight 592’s last moments, investigator J.F. Joseph kept hearing sounds the pilots hadn’t talked about. “You could hear this noise clicking on and off like a pinball machine,” he said by phone from San …

Divers Hunt for AirAsia Black Box after Finding Part of Jet Tail in Ocean

Divers looking for the crashed AirAsia Bhd. jetliner found part of the plane´s tail, putting them a step closer to locating the black boxes that may explain the accident. The search since yesterday is focusing on finding objects under water …

UPDATE: Divers Hunt AirAsia Jet in Larger Area Amid Bad Weather

Indonesian Navy divers hunted for more wreckage and recorders from the crashed AirAsia Bhd. jetliner as inclement weather and mud at the bottom of the sea hampered their efforts. Three more bodies were recovered today, taking the total to 37, …

AirAsia Search Hampered by Bad Weather; Black Box Locater Deployed

Search teams looking for the crashed AirAsia Bhd. jetliner’s black box will deploy side-scan sonar and pinger locaters as inclement weather off Indonesia’s coast hinders efforts to recover bodies and the plane’s fuselage. The international team has set 1,575 square …