31 Aug 2007

Voice recorder of crashed French Polynesian plane recovered off Moorea

4:37 pm on 31 August 2007

The voice recorder of the French Polynesian plane that crashed into the sea three weeks ago has been recovered.

The announcement was made by the French prosecutor in Tahiti after a special vessel equipped with a submarine managed to find the recorder about 700

meters under water.

The Air Moorea Twin Otter crashed shortly after take-off from Moorea on its way to nearby Tahiti, killing all 20 people on board.

Six bodies are still missing.

The cause of the crash is yet has to be determined and investigators hope the voice recorder will give clues as to what happened.