The French naval force said on Monday that one of its boats has landed in the quest region to search for hints of EgyptAir Flight 804 that slammed in the Mediterranean and particularly for its flight recorders.
The vessel is outfitted with sonar that can get the submerged “pings” radiated by the recorders. It is worked in sea observation, and salvage and marine police missions. The 80-meter (262-foot) dispatch left its Mediterranean home port of Toulon Friday with a team of 90, including two legal specialists.
The hunt territory is generally somewhere between Egypt’s seaside city of Alexandria and the Greek island of Crete, where water is 8,000 to 10,000 feet (2,440 to 3,050 meters) profound.