French investigators have confirmed the detection of signals emitted by flight recorders on the crashed Yemenia Airbus A310-300.

The Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA) says the transmissions were picked up today during the underwater search for the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders.

It says "two acoustic beacons" have been detected.

Flight IY626 came down off the coast of the Comorian island of Ngazidja on 30 June while operating a service from Sana'a to Moroni.

Only one survivor from the accident has been found from among the 153 passengers and crew on board.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news