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    The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC or MAK) has deciphered information from the flight data recorder of the crashed FlyDubai Boeing, the MAK deputy chief said on Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 plane coming from Dubai crashed while attempting landing amid poor weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don Airport (ROV). All people on board, including 55 passengers and seven crew members, died in the crash.

    "The flight data recorder has been opened, its memory module tested and switched on. Data from it has been copied and its quality has been assessed as good," MAK’s Sergei Zaiko told Russian newspaper Kommersant.

    Wreckage of the crashed Boeing 737-800 Flight FZ981 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, is seen at the airport of Rostov-On-Don, Russia
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    He added that the black box was recording flight parameters until the very moment the Boeing 737-800 hit the ground.

    Investigators earlier found the crashed plane's first and second flight data recorders, and its first voice recorder.

    The Investigative Committee presented three versions of the cause of the tragedy: a technical fault, severe weather conditions and human error.

    Principle of Flight Data Recorder's Operation
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    Principle of Flight Data Recorder's Operation
    FlyDubai Boeing Crashes in Russia (67)


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