Pings 'Likely' From EgyptAir Black Box

Search efforts will ramp up in coming days
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2016 8:33 AM CDT
An aircraft searches for Flight 804 on May 22, 2016.   (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
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(Newser) – A French ship combing the Mediterranean for evidence of EgyptAir Flight 804 has detected what investigators believe are signals from one of the plane's black boxes. Search equipment "has detected signals from the seabed of the search area, which likely belong to one of the data boxes," Egyptian investigators announced Wednesday, per Reuters.

Investigators say the search will ramp up in the next few days. A vessel able to recover flight recorders, which are crucial in determining the cause of the May 19 crash, is scheduled to arrive within a week. Last week, investigators said signals from the plane's emergency beacon were detected, but they later determined the signals were received on the day of the crash, reports the BBC. (Read more EgyptAir crash stories.)

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