Flight Recorder Of Su-24 Bomber Shot Down By Turkey Opened In Front Of Journalists In Moscow

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The Russian Ministry of Defense held a briefing on decoding the blackbox data of the Russian Su-24 jet downed by Turkey.

Flight Recorder Of Su-24 Bomber Shot Down By Turkey Opened In Front Of Journalists In Moscow

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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.

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  • Tonino

    The “black box” which should have been indestructible looks badly damaged and useless.God ‘s trick.

    This device suffers from careless design :

    1) No shock absorber sytem. The printed circuit boards have obviously buckled under the very high G shock, destroying at least 5 memory chips (39:00)

    2) Insufficient protection of the boards : weak mechanical fastening, no thick sealants, use of two boards instead of one, etc.

    Embarrasing for the Russian Air Force!

    • MIKE HILBERT (USA)

      Please explain how do you know that?

      • Tonino

        As an electronics engineer, I know how some electronics component damages looks like. The close-up views of the module are very good and revealing. The Russian military officer in charge honestly admitted that there were damages and they would need more time to investigate. I won’t be surprised if they could not extract any useful data. The older system which used a tape recorder could have withstood the shock. “Modern” does not always mean “better”.

        • MIKE HILBERT (USA)

          Thank you for the additional explanation.

          • Tonino

            You are welcome.
            Confirmation there:
            “Following the incident, Russians claimed that information from the black box would prove their claims right. However, Lt. Gen. Sergei Bainetov, a deputy head of the Russian military’s flight safety service, said on Monday that an inspection of the recorder has revealed that 13 of 16 microchips on its data board are nearly ruined and the remaining three are damaged. He said experts will attempt to retrieve information from them, but the effort will take a long time.”
            http://www.dailysabah.com/diplomacy/2015/12/21/the-russian-black-box-is-readable-cryptology-expert-says

            I don’t agree with that expert ; the Russian did not lie. When a microchip is ruined, nobody can fix it. A semiconductor chip is very fragile: very thin and very brittle. Even an invisble crack to the naked eye can destroy it.
            The electronic module may have also suffered a power surge on top of the mechanical shock.