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Both black boxes located, one recovered from Russian plane crash


Russian divers have found the second black box from the TU-154 that crashed into the Black Sea on Christmas Day. The first one recovered is on its way to Moscow.

Terrorism has been all but ruled out a cause of the crash. The body of the pilot in command has also been found, along with several more of the 92 victims.

More fragments of the plane are also being recovered as search efforts continue.

“All parts that are discovered have been brought ashore and handed over to the investigation authorities,” a defence ministry spokesman said.

On Monday’s day of mourning nationwide, more floral tributes were laid for the 64 members of the famed Alexandrov Ensemble military choir killed in the crash. They had been heading to Syria to give a concert at a Russian air base.

There were poignant scenes too at Sochi for all the people who perished just after take off from the resort, as Russia increasingly considers pilot error or a technical fault to be the likely cause of the tragedy.

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