One of two black boxes from Russian plane damaged: Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry

REUTERS
CAIRO
Published 04.11.2015 19:45
Updated 04.11.2015 19:50
Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov (4-L) and unidentified officials near a piece of wreckage of Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 at the site of the crash in Sinai, Egypt, 01 November 2015. (EPA Photo)
Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov (4-L) and unidentified officials near a piece of wreckage of Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 at the site of the crash in Sinai, Egypt, 01 November 2015. (EPA Photo)

Investigators have extracted and validated the contents of the flight data recorder, one of two so-called black boxes recovered from the Russian airplane that crashed in Egypt, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said on Wednesday.

The ministry said in a statement, however, the second black box which contains the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was partially damaged and much work was required to extract data from it, the ministry said.

"Consequently no further comment on the CVR can be made. Examination of parts on site is continuing," said the ministry.

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