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Cuba retrieves second black box of crashed plane

Cuba retrieves second black box of crashed plane

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HAVANA, May 19, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers work at the site where an airplane of Cuban airline "Cubana de Aviacion" crashed, in Havana, Cuba, on May 18, 2018. At least three people have been found alive, but in critical condition, after a Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed near Havana on Friday, according to state newspaper Granma. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez/IANS)
Havana, May 25 (IANS) Cuban authorities have retrieved the second black box containing flight data of the Boeing 737-200 plane that crashed near the Havana international airport on May 18.
The discovery of the box on Thursday was done by the experts' analyses of videos shot around the crash site, recollections of witnesses and nearby residents, as well as an investigation into the local topography, Xinhua news agency reported quoting the President of Cuba's Institute of Civil Aviation and Aeronautics.
According to the official, the US and Mexican specialists working to support the investigation also helped identify the data recorder.
The first black box, the voice recorder, was retrieved several days ago.
The passenger plane belonged to the Mexican company Damojh and was on lease to Cuba's Cubana de Aviacion airlines.
The plane was carrying 113 people on board out of which 111 died.
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