by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016
Egypt has sent a submarine and underwater equipment from its offshore oil industry to assist in the hunt for EgyptAir Flight 804’s black box flight recorders.
Wreckage and personal belongings from the plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board were found on May 20 but the recorders, which could shed light on the cause of the May 19 crash, have not been recovered.
President Abdul Fatah Sisi said Egypt deployed a submarine “that can reach 3,000 meters under water. It moved today in the direction of the plane crash site because we are working hard to salvage the black boxes.”
Aviation experts have not ruled out either deliberate sabotage or technical failure.
“Until now all scenarios are possible,” Sisi said on May 22 in his first public remarks on the crash. “So please, it is very important that we do not talk and say there is a specific scenario.”