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>> After two weeks of searching, finally some news about the mystery of Egypt air flight MS804. Investigators have located a signal from one of the missing jet's black boxes. A French ship picking up a pulse from the Mediterranean seabed where the plane crashed last month, killing all 66 people on board.
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This new development raising hopes of retrieving the data and cockpit voice recordings. To shed light on why the plane came down. About 23 bags of human remains have been collected. Last week, the head of Egypt's forensics authority dismissed a suggestion that the small size of body parts found proved that there had been an explosion on board.
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Reuters global aerospace correspondent, Tim Hepher, says it's too early to say what caused the crash.>> They'll only be sure if they actually find chemical residue or traces of an explosion. Gas vapor or shrapnel or something like that. In the absence of it they can't be entirely certain.
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Because we know that even in cases where we know that aircraft were brought down by a bomb like the Lockerbie disaster in 1988. Most of the passengers weren't found with blast injuries, or shrapnel.>> Before the jet plunged it sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had been detected on board but it's not known what caused it.
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Officials say no scenario, including an explosion, has been ruled out. Black Boxes are designed to emit acoustic signals for 30 days after a crash. Meaning search teams have just a few weeks to spot them. Investigators are now scouring some of the Mediterranean's deepest waters. In areas that's at almost 10,000 meters deep, right at the edge of their range.