Experts repair flight recorder from crashed EgyptAir Jet

A flight recorder recovered from the doomed EgyptAir jet, which claimed the life of a Briton when it crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, has been repaired.

Richard Osman, a 40-year-old father of two, originally from Carmarthen, Wales, was on board the the Airbus A320 when it crashed in May.

Flight MS804 - carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew members from Paris to Cairo - went down about halfway between the Greek island of Crete and Egypt's coastline, or around 175 miles offshore, after take-off from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Before it disappeared from radar screens around 2.45am Cairo time (12.45am GMT), the plane spun all the way around and suddenly lost altitude.

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Search teams have since recovered the damaged cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder.

The damaged electronic boards arrived in Paris on Monday - the flight data recorder has since been fully repaired according to a statement released by the Egyptian investigation committee.

The cause of the crash is yet to be established, but prosecutors in Paris have opened a manslaughter inquiry, saying there is not yet any evidence to link the crash to terrorism.

On Monday a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office said the inquiry was launched as an accident investigation and not a terrorism probe.