French specialist vessel to join search for down EgyptAir black box

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Egypt’s air accidents chief said on Thursday a vessel provided by French company Alseamar, which specialises in marine wreckage searches, will within hours join the hunt for the black boxes from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804.

Ayman al-Moqadem said negotiations were also underway to contract a second firm to help in the search.

The investigating team had also received radar imagery and audio recordings from Greece detailing the flight trajectory of the doomed plane and the last conversation between its pilot and Greek air traffic control, Moqadem said.



The search for the emergency locator transmitter is also underway and focused on a five km area, he added.