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Tu-154 crash: Russian Defense Ministry analyzes one of flight data recorders
22:14, 27 December 2016
Tu-154 crash: Russian Defense Ministry analyzes one of flight data recorders

The data confirms that the most possible reason of the disaster was a pilot’s error

22:14, 27 December 2016

Ria

Experts of the Air Force Centre of Russia’s Defense Ministry conducted the preliminary analysis of one of the flight data recorders found aboard Russia’s Tu-154, which crashed over the Black Sea on December 25.    

The data confirmed the version about the pilot’s error, which could have caused the disaster, said the source of Interfax news agency. He revealed no further information about the conducted analysis of the ‘black box’. None of the official sources has confirmed that information yet.

Previously, Russian aviation experts decrypted the record on the first black box from the plane, which was delivered to Moscow soon after the crash – in one piece.

The experts also assumed that technical malfunction of trailing-edge flaps could be another possible reason why the aircraft crashed.   

84 passengers and eight crew members were aboard the Tu-154 of Russia's Armed Forces, which was on its way from Russia to Syria; most of the passengers were artisist of the Alexandrov's military choir, military repoters and servicemen of the Russian army.

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