17:52 Dec. 27, 2016
The black boxes are in good condition
The rescue operation is now concentrated on retrieving the recorders from the sea bed. The experts claim that the black boxes can be decoded. The third flight data recorder was found on Tuesday morning. It has already been delivered to an institute in Moscow region for deciphering.
The passenger plane Tu-154 crashed on December 25 several minutes after take-off from Sochi. It fell into the Black sea. The plane was heading to Syria. Artists from Aleksandrov's ensemble, journalists, and director of charity fund "Fair help" Yekaterina Glinka were on board. No one survived the catastrophe.
According to the latest data, the plane hit the water at the speed of 500 kph. The main versions of investigators are an intrusion of foreign matter into engines, low-quality propellant, human mistake or a technical failure.