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Investigators Locate Second 'Black Box' from Downed Air France Jet

HO/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- A second flight recorder from an Air France jet that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009 has been recovered by French investigators.

All 228 passengers and crew members on the plane headed to Paris from Rio de Janeiro were killed when the aircraft ran into trouble during a high-altitude thunderstorm.

The discovery of the cockpit voice recorder, or "black box," under two miles of water came after investigators located the flight data recorder Sunday that notes the plane's position, speed, altitude and direction.

Wreckage from the Airbus A330-200 was found last month about six miles from its last known location in the mid-Atlantic.

Up to the now, the only concrete evidence regarding the crash comes from an analysis of the plane's airspeed sensors, derived from automated messages it transmitted prior to the crash.

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