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Russia plane crash latest

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Added On March 21, 2016

RUSSIA PLANE CRASH
MOURNING UNDERWAY, BLACK BOXES DAMAGED
 
Now the latest on the plane crash in Russia that killed all 62 people on board...
 
Relatives have gathered to mourn the victims in southern Russia while officials say the black boxes from the jet have been found, but they were badly damaged. 
 
Hundreds of people gathered at Rostov-on-Don airport on Sunday, an official day of mourning in the Rostov region, to pay respects to the crash victims.
 
They laid flowers and lit candles outside the airport terminal, where a memorial table was placed.
 
The passenger jet travelling from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don crashed near the runway on its second landing approach a day earlier, killing all 55 passengers and seven crew members on board.
 
The black boxes have been found and are being examined in Moscow by experts from Russia, the United Arab Emirates and France. The American-made Boeing plane had French-made engines.  
 
The black boxes were heavily damaged in the crash and according to reports citing aviation experts, it could take one month to decode information from the recorders.
  
Flydubai, which operates the ill-fated jet, says it is too early to determine the cause of the crash. But some reports have suggested it could have been caused by pilot error, a technical problem or strong winds at the airport.