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French investigators get audio from germanwings black box

Seyne-les-Alpes, France - French investigators cracked open a mangled black box and extracted audio from its cockpit voice recorder Wednesday, but gleaned no explanation for why a German plane dropped unexpectedly and smashed into a rugged Alpine mountain, killing all 150 on board.


March 25, 2015
By The Associated Press

The orange cockpit voice recorder — dented, twisted and scarred by the impact — is considered the key to knowing why the pilots of Germanwings Flight 9525 lost radio contact with air traffic controllers over the French Alps then crashed Tuesday during a routine flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.

French officials said terrorism appeared unlikely, and Germany’s top security official said Wednesday there was no evidence of foul play. | READ MORE