A submarine searching the Indian Ocean for black boxes of the Yemenia Airways flight that crashed off the Comoros Islands has detected signal beacons from two of the flight data recorders, French investigators said.
A 12-year-old girl is the sole survivor of the crash last Tuesday that killed 152 on board the Moroni-bound flight that left from Paris.
The French agency investigating the crash, BEA, did not say when the boxes would be recovered from Flight 626.
The Airbus A310 crashed in heavy winds last week and at least 10,000 protesters, most of Comoran descent, filled the street of Marseille demanding "flying coffins" be banned.
Yemenia was under France's strict surveillance after a 2007 airline inspection revealed a number of unspecified faults. The EU is assessing whether they will add Yemenia to a list of unsafe airlines.
The crash was the second major disaster in a month involving an Airbus when an Air France Airbus A330 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean en route to Paris from Rio de Janeiro, killing all 228 on board. The black boxes were never recovered.