on 1 may the crash survivable memory unit from the air france flight 447 crash was identified, located, and lifted on board the ship ile de sein by an rov. according to the bea's director jean-paul troadec, the photos of the memory module showed that it had suffered little exterior corrosion. however, it was not possible to say whether the memory chip remained readable. within eight to ten days' time the flight data recorder was to be transported to bea's office in le bourget, paris for data download and analysis. the plane's cockpit voice recorder remains missing.