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2 black boxes from Iran's crashed plane recovered

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state radio says investigators have recovered two of the three black boxes belonging to a Russian-made jetliner that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran.

All 168 people aboard the Caspian Airlines flight bound for Yerevan, Armenia, on Wednesday were killed.

The radio's Thursday report quoted chief investigator Ahmad Majidi as saying one of the recovered boxes was damaged. It said the boxes -- the plane's cockpit voice and flight data recorders -- will likely be sent to the aircraft's Russian manufacturers for analysis.

The crash was the latest in a string of air disasters in recent years that have highlighted Iran's difficulties in maintaining its aging fleet of planes.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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