The voice recorder recovered from a Russian passenger jet that crashed last weekend in the Sinai Peninsula is working, an Egyptian official said Friday, which means it could offer some insight into what brought the plane down.
U.S. and British officials, including President Barack Obama, have indicated there's evidence that a bomb exploded on the plane, but Egypt has refused to speculate on the cause of the crash until they complete their official investigation, NBC News reported.
Mohamed Rahma, a spokesman for Egypt's ministry of aviation, said on Friday that the voice recorder on is functional.
All 224 people aboard Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 died. Also on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered all Russian flights to Egypt suspended.
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