The flight data recorder of the Russian Military Airliner which crashed in the Black Sea has been recovered. It is the first “Black Box” to be retrieved from the TU-154 Jet, which came down with the loss of all 92 passengers and crew. The plane crashed soon after take-off from an airport near the city of Sochi.

It was carrying artistes due to give a concert for Russian troops in Syria, along with journalists and military.The plane disappeared from radar two minutes after taking off from Sochi’s Adler Airport, heading for Latakia in Syria. It was carrying 64 members of the famed Alexandrov Military Music Ensemble, as well as one of Russia’s best-known humanitarian figures, Yelizaveta Glinka, known as Dr Liza, Executive Director of the Fair Aid Charity.