Keyword: black box
The flight data recorder was found in the tail of the Airbus A320 which crashed en route from Paris to Cairo last month for unknown reasons.
The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but intact and the hunt continues for the other black box that recorded data on the May 19th Paris-Cairo flight.
Its data reveals that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz used the automatic pilot to put the airplane on a descent towards an altitude of 100 feet.
This box records technical flight data that could provide vital insights into the final moments of Flight 4U9525 before it crashed last week.
But official says still too early to draw any conclusions about causes of the Germanwings jet crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people.
French inspectors said recovered cockpit recordings were 'so far unusable' to explain crash over Mali in which 116 died, 54 of them French.