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Rescuers find flight recorder from Black Sea plane crash

  • Russian state flag is at half-staff over the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. All 84 passengers and eight crew members on the Russian military's Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern Russian city of Sochi. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russian state flag is at half-staff over the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. All 84 passengers and eight crew members on the Russian military's Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern Russian city of Sochi. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)  (The Associated Press)

  • Women try to light a candle to place with flowers in front of the Alexandrov Ensemble building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, the day after a plane carrying 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble crashed into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Women try to light a candle to place with flowers in front of the Alexandrov Ensemble building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, the day after a plane carrying 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble crashed into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Korean officers place flowers in front of the Alexandrov Ensemble building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, after a plane carrying 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble crashed into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    North Korean officers place flowers in front of the Alexandrov Ensemble building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, after a plane carrying 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble crashed into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)  (The Associated Press)

Russia's defense ministry says rescue teams have found a flight recorder from the plane that crashed into the Black Sea over the weekend.

The ministry said in a statement that the flight recorder was found a mile from the shore early Tuesday morning. State television showed footage of rescue workers on an inflatable boat carrying a container with a bright orange object covered in water.

All 92 people aboard the Russian military's Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern Russian city of Sochi.

The 84 passengers included dozens of singers from Russia's world-famous military choir who were going to Russia's base in Syria to perform at a New Year's concert.