A Virginia woman Yvonne Selke and daughter Emily Selke, were aboard an Airbus jet that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, The Washington Post reported.
Raymond Selke of Nokesville confirmed that his wife, and their daughter were aboard the doomed Germanwings flight from Spain to Germany.
The black boxes was recovered in a damaged state amid the wide debris field. The A320, operated by the budget carrier Germanwings, slammed into a frozen ridge near the southern French town of Seynes-les-Alpes.
Meanwhile, French investigators are mining the badly damaged cockpit voice recorder -- focusing on a key couple of minutes when the crew lost radio contact but so far have been unable to get any data from it.
"The black box is damaged and must be reconstituted in the coming hours in order to be usable," French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told RTL radio.