Black box recovered from French Alps plane crash

Search teams recovered 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.

"A black box that we found a few hours after the crash will immediately be examined to help the investigation move forward quickly," Cazeneuve told French media.

The first helicopter that managed to land near the mile-square crash site in the Alpes de Haute Provence region, about 65 miles north of Nice found no survivors, according to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

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