MOSCOW, August 17. / TASS /. The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) is still analyzing the data from the flight recorders of the A321 aircraft, which belly-landed on August 15 in the Moscow suburbs, a source in the department told TASS on Saturday.
"Work with the black boxes in the laboratory is continuing, and the information is being analyzed," the source said. He noted, "it is still too early to talk about the completion of the decoding of the recorders."
On Thursday, an Ural Airlines Airbus A321, headed from Moscow to Crimea’s Simferopol, performed an emergency landing in the countryside near Zhukovsky International Airport. According to the Federal Air Transport Agency, the plane suffered a bird strike shortly after takeoff. The crew managed to land the plane in a cornfield and evacuate all the passengers. There were over 230 people, including 41 children, aboard the aircraft.
A criminal investigation has been launched into the circumstances of the emergency landing.