The Russian Ministry of Defense held a briefing on decoding the blackbox data of the Russian Su-24 jet downed by Turkey.
Russia has invited experts from 14 nations to work on the flight recorder of the Russian Su-24 downed by Turkey, but only two of them accepted their invitations. It seems that international community just isn’t interested to know the truth about the incident.
The experts who agreed to participate in the study of the flight recorder, which is to provide further evidence into the highly controversial incident, come from the UK and China, Lieut. Gen, Sergey Dronov, deputy commander of the Russian Air and Space Forces said Dec.18.
Turkish F16 shot down the Russian warplane on November 24 while Su-24 was conducting an anti-terrorist mission in a Syrian region close to the Turkish border. Ankara says it used force in response to a 17-second violation of its airspace. Moscow denies that any violation happened.
The flight recorder may help to reveal the truth about this situation.
The device was recovered by Syrian and Russian troops shortly after the incident and transported to Russia . Moscow pledged that the study of the flight recorder would be carried out with maximum transparency.
The unsealing of the flight recorder was performed on camera Friday. A preliminary report into the findings is expected Monday.