Air France Recorder Pulled From Atlantic

Investigators hope for clues in 2009 plane crash
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2011 6:28 AM CDT
This photo provided Tuesday May 3, 2011 shows the flight data recorder from the 2009 Air France flight that went down in the mid-Atlantic.   (AP Photo/BEA, Johann PESCHEL)
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(Newser) – On the heels of recovering the black box from the doomed Air France flight that fell out of the sky off the Brazilian coast nearly two years ago, French investigators have pulled the cockpit recorder from the depths of the Atlantic, reports the AP. It's not yet certain whether the recorder has held up to the ocean pressure that comes with a resting place 12,800 feet below sea level. But investigators have said they have no shot of determining the cause of the crash without the devices. "It is my heartfelt hope that the data contained in these flight recorders may be used and provide answers," said Air France's CEO in a statement. Click for more on the lost Air France plane.

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