November 6, 2015 / 7:19 PM / 2 years ago

Sound of explosion heard on Russian plane's black box: French TV

PARIS (Reuters) - The sound of an explosion could be heard on the black boxes recovered from a Russian plane that crashed over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, according to an investigator who had access to them, French TV station France 2 said on its website on Friday.

Military investigators from Russia stand near the debris of a Russian airliner at the site of its crash at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

According to the investigator, the explosion was not consistent with an engine failure, the report said.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; editing by Anna Willard

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