22 January 2013, 17:00

Russian helicopter's black box to be returned by South Sudan

Russian helicopter's black box to be returned by South Sudan

Moscow is satisfied with the decision of the South Sudanese government to turn over to Russia the flight recorders from the Mi-8 helicopter shot down on the 21st of January.

The black box was delivered to the Russian capital on Monday. The Russian Foreign Ministry hopes that the results of decoding the information would help to understand the circumstances and the reason for the tragic accident.

The Mi-8 helicopter was on a UN mission in South Sudan and was shot down by the army by mistake, as the South Sudanese authorities admit. The crew of four Russians has died.

Moscow has urged the South Sudanese government to thoroughly investigate this accident and punish those responsible.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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