15:28 GMT04 December 2020
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    Experts from MAK started deciphering flight data and pilot voice recordings of crashed Il-76 jet, according to official statement.

    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.

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    The plane went missing last Friday after failing to make scheduled contact with rescuers. All ten crew members died in the crash. The last of the bodies were pulled from the charred wreckage earlier in the day. The black boxes received thermal damage.

    "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.


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