Searchers recover ‘black box’ after jet crashes in French Alps with 150 aboard

March 25, 2015 4:00 AM

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Search teams found a "black box" from the plane that crashed early Tuesday in a remote section of the French Alps, providing the first possible clue as to what caused the Dusseldorf-bound aircraft to suddenly lose altitude and crash, likely killing all 150 people aboard.

The French Interior Ministry Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed searchers had recovered the flight data recorder in a debris field where "everything is pulverized," according to one local official.

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