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UAE authority: Russia plane crash data 'satisfactory'

  • FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, Russian Emergency Ministry employees investigate the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, south of Moscow, Russia. Investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia and determined it is in a “satisfactory” state, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator said Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, Russian Emergency Ministry employees investigate the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, south of Moscow, Russia. Investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia and determined it is in a “satisfactory” state, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator said Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, Russian Police and Emergency Ministry employees investigate the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia and determined it is in a “satisfactory” state, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator said Sunday, March 27, 2016.  (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, Russian Police and Emergency Ministry employees investigate the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia and determined it is in a “satisfactory” state, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator said Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, A woman mourns after putting flowers in memory for the victims of the crashed FlyDubai plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. Investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia and determined it is in a “satisfactory” state, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator said Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, A woman mourns after putting flowers in memory for the victims of the crashed FlyDubai plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. Investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia and determined it is in a “satisfactory” state, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator said Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

The United Arab Emirates' aviation regulator says investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia.

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority described the quality of the recordings and data recovered from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders as "satisfactory."

The Boeing 737-800 crashed in Rostov-on-Don on March 19, killing all 62 people aboard.

The GCAA is taking part in the probe in coordination with Russian investigators. Sergei Zaiko, deputy chairman of Russia's Inter-State Aviation Committee, last week said the plane's so-called black boxes were badly damaged and it would be difficult to recover the information on them.