One 'black box' recovered from Russian crash site

Russian authorities say they have recovered the first of two flight recorders from the crashed Saratov Airlines jet that went down Sunday in Russia near the village of Argunovo, soon after it took off from Moscow Domodedovo Airport.
The cause of the crash is now under investigation, though some local residents say the pilots may have steered the plane towards a large field to avoid a number of nearby populated villages.
 
As we have already reported, there was no mayday or alert from the cockpit that the plane was in trouble. 
 
Witnesses have suggested there may have been an explosion and that the Russian-made Antonov plane began to break up in the air.

 

One 'black box' recovered from Russian crash site

Russian authorities say they have recovered the first of two flight recorders from the crashed Saratov Airlines jet that went down Sunday in Russia near the village of Argunovo, soon after it took off from Moscow Domodedovo Airport.
The cause of the crash is now under investigation, though some local residents say the pilots may have steered the plane towards a large field to avoid a number of nearby populated villages.
 
As we have already reported, there was no mayday or alert from the cockpit that the plane was in trouble. 
 
Witnesses have suggested there may have been an explosion and that the Russian-made Antonov plane began to break up in the air.