Moscow: The main flight recorder from the Russian jet that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday has revealed that faulty flaps were to blame, Russian media said on Wednesday. The flaps, panels on the wings that help lift an aircraft, were not moving together, a source close to the probe told the private Interfax news agency. The pro-Kremlin Life website said this led the pilots to lose control as the plane was at a “critical angle”. It also quoted the crew’s last words, including: “The flaps, hell... !”
Rescuers have also found the second black box from the crashed plane.