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.
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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