Investigators to Finish Repairing EgyptAir Black Box ‘Within Hours’

CAIRO (Reuters) -
A flight recorder retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 is seen in this undated picture issued June 17, 2016. EGYPTIAN AVIATION MINISTRY via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
A flight recorder retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804. (EGYPTIAN AVIATION MINISTRY via Reuters)

Egypt’s Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee will finish repairing the memory units of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804’s black box recorders on Monday, a high-ranking official on the committee said.

The repairs will be complete “within hours,” after which the committee will be able to determine whether or not data extraction will be easy, the official told reporters.