Rescuers searching for the Yemenia Airbus, that crashed in the Indian Ocean, have said they have detected signals from the jet’s black-box flight recorders.
They have been scouring the seas around the Comoros archipelago since the plane from the Yemeni capital Sanaa ditched before landing at Moroni almost a week ago.
The 19-year-old A310-300 was on the second leg of a flight that originated in Paris. Only one of the 153 people on board, a 12-year-old girl, survived. 66 of the passengers were French.
Search and rescue teams have commented on the lack of floating debris, speculating that those who died are probably still trapoped inside the fuselage.
Flight data recorders normally reveal vital details of the last moments of a crashed aircraft. French air accident investigators hope the information they contain could help reveal why the Airbus crashed.