On Wednesday a French naval vessel has detected underwater signals from one of EgyptAir Flight 804’s black boxes.
Specialized locator equipment on board the French vessel La Place detected signals from the seabed in the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian investigative committee said in a statement.
The director of the BEA, France’s air accident investigation agency, later said it had confirmed the signals were from one of the recorders on the plane.
The Airbus A320, which had 66 people aboard, crashed in the Mediterranean on May 19 on a flight from Paris to Cairo.
Since then, authorities have been searching for wreckage and the plane’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders, which could reveal evidence about what caused the crash.