‘Black box’ of crashed Mirage warplane retrieved

25 April 2018
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A submersible operated by an underwater research vessel on Tuesday retrieved the ‘black box’ of a Mirage 2000-5 fighter plane that crashed in the sea nine nautical miles northeast of the central Aegean island of Skyros nearly two weeks ago.

The armored-plated data recording device will be shipped to the aircraft’s manufacturer in France.

According to press reports, the crucial flight recorder was located at a depth of 800 meters. The rest of the aircraft was completely destroyed, according to reports.

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