CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian investigation committee says the flight data recorder of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board has been recovered early today from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.

Yesterday, the plane's cockpit voice recorder was retrieved.

The announcement comes two days after officials said they had found the wreckage of the Airbus A320 and had started mapping its debris on the seabed.

The latest findings raise hopes that investigators will be finally able to determine the cause of the crash and whether the plane broke apart in the air, or stayed intact until it struck the water.

The EgyptAir Airbus A320 was flying to Cairo from Paris when it crashed on May 19 between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast.


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