>> Russian authorities have found a flight recorder from the Black Sea plane crash. The jet came down on Sunday killing all 92 people on board. Russian agencies cited the Defense Minister saying the black box was discovered in the wreckage. It's one of several reported to be on board and it contains information which could help investigators identify the cause of the crash.
It'll be sent to a Defense Ministry facility in Moscow for analysis. Russia has now grounded all Tupolev 154 planes, according to a source named by Russian agency, Interfax. They won't fly until it's understood why one of the aging Soviet models plunged into the sea. Investigators have so far said pilot error or technical fault were the likely causes.
The plane was carrying dozens of Red Army choir singers and dancers to Syria. They were planning to entertain Russian troops in the run up to the new year. News agencies quoted the Defense Ministry saying search and rescue teams have so far recovered 12 bodies and 156 body fragments.
Interfax cited a law enforcement source saying a second flight recorder had also been found but not yet raised to the surface.