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Air crash in Sheremetyevo: black boxes found and retrieved

41 passengers are reported dead, 18 injured, 37 alive evacuated
14:38, 6 May 2019

 

Air crash in Sheremetyevo
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Two flight box recorders of the have been found and retrieved from the aircraft, along with other pieces of evidence for further investigation, TASS reports citing sources in Russia’s emergency services.

“Both black boxes were found. Their condition is yet to be defined. It will become clear whether they can be decoded shortly after unsealing,” reads the message.

As it was reported earlier, a burning plane conducted an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo airport, Russia. Currently 41 passengers are reported dead, 18 injured, 37 alive evacuated.

At the time of landing the plane was completely engulfed in flames. The doctors and rescuers are working at the scene. All flights were suspended at the airport for some time, people were not allowed out of other planes.

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The emergency services suspect that the plane could have caught catch fire as a result of lightning striking it.

A woman with Ukrainian citizenship is injured in the air crash. She is hospitalized at the moment, all the necessary medical assistance is provided.

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Russia's Investigative Committee said it had opened a criminal investigation into the case, listing its avenues to address.

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