Accident de l'Airbus A320, immatriculé SU-GCC et exploité par Egyptair, survenu le 19/05/2016 au large des côtes égyptiennes [Enquête menée par AIB / Egypte] - information du 20/06/16 9H30
Les autorités égyptiennes ont publié le 19/06/16 à 23H00 un nouveau point de situation sur les opérations techniques menées sur les deux enregistreurs de vol ainsi que sur la poursuite des recherches sous-marines visant à cartographier la zone des débris.
Point de situation n° 12 publié par les autorités égyptiennes :
"Cairo, 19th of June 2016
On Saturday the 18th of June; the investigation committee started the process of inspecting parts of both the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR), the approved representative of France and his consulting experts witnessed this process. Whereas approved Representative and consultants from the United States of America; the engine manufacturer; had also joined the investigation committee. Memory units of both recorders were removed at the labs of the Central Department for Aircraft Investigation at the Ministry of Civil Aviation as a preparation to start the drying stage which was conducted at the Technical Research Center of the Armed Forces using modern high-Tech drying ovens. The drying stage took 8 consecutive hours and it was made in attendance of members of the investigation committee and the adviser to the approved representative of France, who has a wide expertise in dealing with the plane recorders. Electrical tests of memory units of the recorders are in progress which will be followed by the data unloading phase. It is worth mentioning that John Lethbrige, the vessel contracted by the Egyptian Government to join the search for the plane wreckage, is proceeding its tasks of drawing a map of the wreckage distribution at the bottom of the Mediterranean."