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Russia Grounds Entire Fleet of Tupolev Tu-154 Aircraft

The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced the grounding of all Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft following the recovery of one of the black boxes from a Christmas Day accident involving a Russian military TU-154, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported Tuesday. The airplanes are expected to be out of commission until the investigation into the cause of the accident on Dec 25, which killed all 92 people onboard, including the famed Red Army Choir, is completed. There is no timeline for the…