June 21, 2016 / 1:42 PM / a year ago

Egypt will decide on Tuesday if EgyptAir black boxes should be sent abroad for repairs: minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said investigators will decide later on Tuesday whether the memory units of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804’s black box recorders will need to be sent abroad or could be repaired locally.

A flight recorder retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 is seen in this undated picture issued June 17, 2016. EGYPTIAN AVIATION MINISTRY via REUTERS

If the memory units are sent abroad, it will be for a 24-hour period and under Egyptian supervision, the minister told reporters.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Lin Noueihed

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