The Russian commission investigating the causes of the accident has not completed its analysis of the plane's flight recorders, but the authorities in Moscow say the aircraft appears to have deviated from its usual flight path before the accident, “RIA Novosti” announces. The Emergencies Ministry's special plane delivered "black boxes", which had been found not far from the site of the Il-18 plane crash, to Moscow. They were sent to one of the Defense Ministry's research centers based in the Moscow region. However one of the boxes is damaged.
The United States and NATO are conducting provocative activities both in airspace and waters of the Black Sea, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said