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Crashed Air France cockpit-voice recorder found: BEA

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 9, 2011

France’s Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses (BEA) has confirmed that search teams have found the cockpit-voice recorder of doomed Air France Flight 447 on May 2, coming barely a day after the aircraft’s flight data recorder memory module was found on May 1.

A French navy patrol boat was dispatched to pick up both the module and voice recorder last week from search vessel Ile de Sein, with both components found by the Remora 6000 remote underwater vehicle.

With the memory module and cockpit-voice recorder now recovered, the BEA hopes to shed some light as to what caused the Airbus A330-200 to plunge into the Atlantic ocean while on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1 2009, killing all 228 onboard. Investigations are continuing.

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