Comoros Plane Crash Black Box Recovered

Rescuers at Galawa Beach, 22 miles (35 kms) from Moroni, Comoros, Wednesday, July, 1, 2009 search for survivors and wreckage from a crashed Yemenia Airbus 310 jet. The Yemenia Airbus 310 jet was carrying 153 people to island nation of Comoros when it crashed into the sea early Tuesday as it attempted to land in the dark amid howling winds. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) AP Photo/Sayyid Azim

Officials in Comoros say investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from a Yemenia Airways flight that crashed in the Indian Ocean on June 30.

The Comoros investigation team set up to probe the accident says the black box was picked up underwater Friday morning off the coast of the island nation's capital, Moroni.

The statement provided no further information. The fate of the airplane's cockpit voice recorder was not known.

The Yemenia Flight 626 crash killed 152 people flying from Paris to Moroni via Yemen. One teenage girl survived.
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