[Avionics Magazine 06-28-2016] The Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee has reported that the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) recently recovered from the EgyptAir Flight MS804 Airbus A320 that disappeared from radar coverage over the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, has been repaired. According to a statement released by Egyptian aviation authorities investigating the 804 crash, the investigation team will now begin analyzing the all of the aircraft data associated with the flight to determine what might have caused the disappearance and crash.
Flight Data Recorder (FDR). Photo: Honeywell.
Damaged memory chips from the FDR were flown to France on Monday after Egyptian investigators were unsuccessful in their attempt to repair them. After repairing the FDR chips in France, the data files have now been transferred to Egypt for review.
"The data file was transferred to Cairo today for decoding, validating and studying of data at the laboratories of the central department for aircraft accidents at the Ministry of Civil Aviation," Egypt's Aircraft Accident Investigation committee said in a statement.
The committee said the process of studying the data will take several days, and repairs on the aircraft's Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) are now beginning.