Plane catastrophe: Two more flight data recorders found in Black sea

17:52 Dec. 27, 2016

Two more flight data recorders found in Black sea

In this late Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 photo provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry Press Service, ministry employees lift a fragment of a plane in the Black Sea, outside Sochi, Russia

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.

Read more Russian plane heading to Syria crashed in the Black Sea (UPDATE)

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. 

Read more Russia Tu-154 Crash: Possible causes named

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