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Egypt Flight #MS804 investigator says French specialist vessel joining black box search

Egypt’s air accidents chief said on Thursday that a vessel provided by French company ALSEAMAR, which specializes in marine wreckage searches, will join within hours the hunt for the black boxes from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804. Ayman al-Moqadem said negotiations were also underway to contract a second firm to help in the search. A week

Drone risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane

 An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 and its “side scan” sonar has become the focal point of the

Submarine Hunting for Flight 370 Completes First Full Mission

 An unmanned submarine trolling for the missing Malaysian (MAS) jet completed its first full mission after technical issues cut short two earlier sorties. The Bluefin-21 has now searched 90 square kilometers (35 square miles) of ocean floor and data downloaded from its latest trip is being analyzed, Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre said in an