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French navy spot signals of an EgyptAir black box

French navy spot signals of an EgyptAir black box

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The French navy has announced spotting signals believed to originate from one of the black boxes of the EgyptAir flight which crashed into the Mediterranean.

Search efforts are expected to intensify as a Mauritius based company, Deep Ocean is expected to join search teams within a week.

Investigators have been searching the flight recorders in the deepest waters .

Experts say flight recorders are able to emit acoustic signals 30 days after a crash and can be spotted in waters which are about 3000 metres deep.

Finding the black box will help investigators to determine whether the EgyptAir crash was caused by a technical fault or a terrorist attack.

The EgyptAir crashed on May 19 with 66 passengers on board while flying from Paris to Cairo.

Before the crash, the plane had vanished from radar screens.

Reuters