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    Flight Data Recorders Taken From Plane Crash Site in Vnukovo: Airport Spokesperson

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    Flight data recorders from the crash site of the light aircraft at Moscow's Vnukovo airport have been found, the head of the press service of the airport Elena Krylova told journalists Tuesday.

    Updated 06:12 a.m. Moscow time.

    MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) - Flight data recorders from the crash site of the light aircraft at Moscow's Vnukovo airport have been found, the head of the press service of the airport Elena Krylova told journalists Tuesday.

    "The black boxes have been found," Krylova said. She added, that the driver of the snow-clearing machine was in a state of shock, and that he was taken care of by doctors. He was seriously injured in a collision with the plane.

    Krylova also said that the airplane collided with the snow-clearing machine while maneuvering. According to her, a fire broke out after the collision, but there was no explosion. The fire was quickly extinguished by the services of the airport. Krylova said that the plane did not manage to take off.

    Earlier RIA Novosti was told by the press service that a Falcon 50 jet crashed Monday night in the Vnukovo-3 airport. The cause of the crash was the jet’s collision with a snow-clearing machine on the runway.

    The head of the French energy company Total Christophe de Margerie was the only passenger of the jet. He died along with the airplane's crew in the collision. His death was confirmed by Total and the head of Vnukovo press service.

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