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Black box found after Russian military plane crashes at sea

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2016 | 12:46 PM
Russian state flag is at half-staff over the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

Russian government officials are reporting that one of the two black boxes on a military jet that crashed into the Black Sea with 92 people on board on Sunday has been found .

The Government said the flight data recorder was found 1,600 meters from the shore at a depth of 17 meters.

However, the cockpit voice recorder is still missing.

Rescue teams so far have recovered 12 bodies and numerous body fragments, which have been flown to Moscow for identification.

The Government has said there are unlikely to be any survivors.

Divers found fragments of the fuselage, parts of the engine and various mechanical parts overnight, the defence ministry said.

Mourners on Tuesday continued to bring flowers to the pier of Sochi's sea port as 3,500 people, 45 ships and 192 divers swept the vast crash site for bodies of the victims and debris.