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Flight recorders from Kazakh plane to be brought to RF

January 30, 2013, 11:45 UTC+3

Decoding work might take 15 days

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ASTANA, January 30 (Itar-Tass) – The flight data recorders from the plane that crashed near Almaty on Tuesday will be brought to Moscow for decoding, the chairman of the government commission looking into the crash, Bakhytzhan Sagintayev told reporters on Wednesday.

“They will be brought to Moscow tonight,” said Sagintayev, who is the country’s Minister for Regional Development. He added that decoding work might take 15 days, “but maybe this will be done earlier”.

Late on Tuesday the central communications service under the Kazakh president reported that a flight recorder from the SRJ 200 LR plane of Kazakh SKAT airlines had been found.

“According to information from the civil aviation committee of the Ministry for Transport and Communications, the flight recorder was found at the plane crash site, and it will be sent to the interstate aviation committee for decoding,” the service said.

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