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    Russian Il-76 Crashed Not Due to Technical Glitches

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    The data received from the black boxes that were found after an Il-76 jet crash showed that the accident was not reasoned by technical glitches.

    The jet did not experience technical malfunctions prior to the catastrophe, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said Tuesday.

    "The flight recorder has been transcribed. The transcript indicates that all technical systems functioned properly," Puchkov told reporters.

    The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC, MAK), an airline safety watchdog, is thoroughly investigating the causes of the crash, he added, noting that investigation results will be made public.

    The plane went missing last Friday after failing to make scheduled contact with rescuers. TheIl-76 jet crashed while on a fire-fighting mission near the Russian city of Irkutsk. 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.

    Rescuers of the Tsentrospas central aero-mobile unit and the Leader special risk rescue operations center are deployed to the alleged location of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 plane which went missing in the Irkutsk Region
    Press-service of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry
    Rescuers of the Tsentrospas central aero-mobile unit and the Leader special risk rescue operations center are deployed to the alleged location of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 plane which went missing in the Irkutsk Region

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    Plane crash, Il-76MD-90A, Irkutsk region
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