MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC, MAK), an airline safety watchdog, is retrieving data from black boxes that were found after an Il-76 jet crashed while on a fire-fighting mission near the Russian city of Irkutsk.
"Experts from MAK [Interstate Aviation Committee, or IAC] have started deciphering flight data and pilot voice recordings," the MAK press office said.
According to the civil aviation watchdog, the magnetic tape in the cockpit voice recorder is in moderate condition. The condition of tapes inside the flight data recorder is good. Both tapes were successfully copied.