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(CNN) — Searchers have recovered the flight data recorder from EgyptAir Flight 804, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Committee said Friday. The device was damaged, but searchers were able to recover the memory unit from it, the committee said.

The flight data recorder gathers 25 hours of technical data from the airplane’s sensors, recording several thousand distinct pieces of information, including air speed, altitude, engine performance and wing positions.

The cockpit voice recorder was recovered earlier this week, but investigators say it is damaged.

The Egyptian government also says it has found the wreckage of that flight, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, in several locations.

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