Second flight recorder of Tu-154 recovered from seabed
Another flight recorder of the Tupolev-154 that crashed near Sochi last Sunday morning has been recovered from the seabed, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
"The second flight recorder of the Tupolev-154 plane was spotted and recovered less than 30 minutes ago," TASS cited the report as saying.
Earlier, the plane’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was delivered to the Russian Aerospace Force’s research center in Lubertsy, near Moscow. Primary analysis of the data already retrieved from the first recorder has allowed for narrowing the range of likely causes of the plane’s crash.
A Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 plane bound for Syria crashed in the early morning hours of December 25 shortly after taking off from Sochi. There were 92 people on board the aircraft, including eight crew members and 84 passengers. Among them were journalists, servicemen and musicians from the world-renowned Alexandrov ensemble.