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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
    © Photo : Press-service of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry
    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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