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Egyptian officials on Saturday said repairs were successfully carried out on EgyptAir Flight 804’s cockpit voice recorder, bringing investigators closer to being able to determine what onboard problems pilots were battling before the plane crashed.
Cairo,2 july 2016
Extensive examinations that were carried out at the French aircraft accident Investigation Bureau; on the electronic board components of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the A320’; showed that none of the memory ships of the electronic board was damaged .
However some other supportive components associated with communication to and from the memory chips had to be removed and replaced with new ones; whereas advanced high technology will be used to extract the recordings of these units .
After the replacement of the CVR board components; tests results were satisfactory as it enabled the reading of the recorders of the CVR memory unit .
The investigation committee members are planning to return back soon to Cairo with the fixed boards to continue reading and analyzing the FDR and CVR at the central department for aircraft accident at the Ministry of Civil Aviation .
It is worth mentioning that collecting human remains continues according to planned standard procedures.
Audio from the flight deck voice recorder of EgyptAir MS804 indicates an attempt to put out a fire on board the jet before it crashed into the Mediterranean, sources on the investigation committee said on Tuesday.
The aircraft broke up prior to impacting the water.