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Investigators Begin Analysis of EgyptAir Black Boxes

Investigators are conducting electrical tests on the units

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    In this May 19, 2016 file photo, an EgyptAir Airbus A330-300 takes off for Cairo from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris. Investigators say they have started analyzing the two recorders found from the downed flight, which may explain why it crashed en route to Cairo.

    Investigators have started analyzing the two black boxes recovered from EgyptAir flight MS804, NBC News reported. 

    According to a statement from Egypt’s Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee, memory units from the two recorders went through an eight-hour “drying process which occurred in the technical research center of the armed forces with drying ovens which have a high standard of technology." 

    Investigators are conducting electrical tests on the units — the final step before trying to extract data. 

    The analysis is being conducted with representatives from France and the United States, the committee said. The two boxes may help explain why the flight crashed on May 19 en route from Paris to Cairo.