Official denies black box signals from Air France flight
A French newspaper had earlier reported that…
June 24, 2009 12:00 by Aarti Nagraj
A French official has said that sounds detected by search teams in the Atlantic are not from the black box of Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the ocean on May 31. An aide to France’s top transport official, Jean-Louis Borloo, told the Associated Press that the “black boxes have not been detected.”
She said that French military ships searching in the area have “heard sounds” but that those were not signals from the flight’s recorders.
The news follows a report by French newspaper Le Monde which claimed that French ships had detected a “very weak signal” from the black boxes.