Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Russia: Black Boxes from Plane Crash Site Are Badly Damaged

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Russia: Black Boxes from Plane Crash Site Are Badly Damaged

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia * Aviation experts began examining on Sunday the black boxes from the FlyDubai flight that crashed amid high winds at an airport in southern Russia, killing all 62 aboard.

FlyDubai's Boeing 737-800 from Dubai nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball before dawn Saturday after trying for a second time to land in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. FlyDubai confirmed all 62 people on the plane were killed. Most of the passengers were Russian.

Several planes had trouble landing at the airport at the time of the crash.

The Inter-State Aviation Committee said in a statement that the plane's data and voice recorders had been heavily damaged in the crash.

But Sergei Zaiko, deputy chairman of the committee, was quoted by Russian news agencies late Sunday as saying that the quality of material on the data recorder was high. …

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