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    Debris belonging to the A321 Russian airliner are seen at the site of the crash in Wadi el-Zolmat, a mountainous area in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on November 1, 2015. International investigators began probing why a Russian airliner carrying 224 people crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing everyone on board, as rescue workers widened their search for missing victims.

    Data From A321 Flight Data Recorder ‘Extracted, Validated’

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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)
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    Investigators have extracted and validated data from the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) of a Russian airliner that had crashed in the Sinai Peninsula last Saturday, the Egyptian Aviation Ministry said Wednesday.

    Flight recorders of Russian A321 plane that crashed in Sinai
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Airbus A321 passenger jet crashed en route from Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg killing all 224 people on board. The event is the worst civil aviation disaster in Russian history.

    "Following the tragic event involving Metrojet’s Airbus A321-200 (registration EI-ETJ), the Investigation Team has announced that the data from the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) has been extracted and validated," the ministry said in a Facebook posting.

    The ministry added that investigators from the Egypt-led team of experts would study the record in detail.

    It went on to say that the second black box — the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) — was partially damaged and "a lot of work is required in order to extract the data from it."

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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)

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    Plane crash, investigation, flight data recorder, Airbus A321, Kogalymavia, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, Russia
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