Signals from crashed EgyptAir black box detected

Added On June 2, 2016

Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Wednesday a French navy vessel has detected signals from one of the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane crashed into the Mediterranean last month.
The signals were picked up from the seabed of the wreckage search area by a French survey ship which is using acoustic detection systems to listen for the "pings" emitted by the flight recorders.
The French navy said the flight recorders still had to be precisely located at an estimated depth of 3,000 metres.
Meanwhile, another vessel is on its way to the area carrying a ship with a robot capable of diving up to 3,000 metres to retrieve the recorders.
The ship is due to arrive at the site within a week.
The black boxes have enough battery power to emit signals for four or five weeks.
Reports say that the search area is located around 290 kilometres north of the Egyptian coast.
The Airbus A320 went down with 66 people aboard en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19.