The second flight recorder of the Air France jet that crashed in the Atlantic en route from Brazil to Paris two years ago has been recovered, French aviation authorities said Tuesday, DPA reported.
The so-called black box, which recorded the conversation in the cockpit of the Paris-bound flight, was found at a depth of around 4,000 metres in the south Atlantic on Monday.
Investigators found the first black box on Sunday. It was not clear whether the devices were damaged. Both are to be taken to France for analysis.
The flight and voice recorder provide the last hope of solving the mysterious Airbus A330-200 crash on the night of June 1, 2009 that killed 228 people.
It is known that that the plane had encountered adverse weather, but that alone is not seen as a cause for the crash. No emergency signal was sent from the plane.