The black box from crashed EgyptAir plane has been found in the Mediterranean Sea


The cockpit voice recorder of the doomed EgyptAir plane has been found and pulled from the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's investigation committee said.

The committee said the so-called black box has been damaged but that the vessel searching for the wreckage has managed to safely recover the "memory unit which is the most important in the recorder".

An EgyptAir aircraft travelling from Paris to Cairo
(Andrew Milligan/PA)

Thursday's announcement comes a day after the committee said that the vessel John Lethbridge, which was contracted by the government to join the search for the plane debris and flight recorders, has spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the plane.

The Paris-Cairo flight crashed between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast on May 19, killing all 66 people aboard. The cause of the crash remains unclear.