According to Russian media, the Russian Defense Ministry announced experts from China, Great Britain and the US have participated in the decoding of the flight recorder.
The Russian Su-24 aircraft was downed in Syria by Turkey due to border violation, on Nov. 24, which triggered debate on whether the jet had crossed into the Turkish airspace.
"The readout of data from memory blocks is impossible at this point due to internal damages. The commission is studying the possibility of using the assistance of Russian specialized scientific institutions, which possess capability of reading data directly from the microchip," said Lt. Gen. Sergei Bainetov, head of the Defense Ministry's flight safety department.
“Some experts from China, Great Britain and the US have participated in decoding of the flight recorder of the Russian Su-24 jet downed by Turkey over Syria” the Russian Defense Ministry added, at a briefing in Moscow, according to reports.
According to the statement, foreign experts had no complaints over Su-24 "black box" decoding, however it would require help from scientific institutions possessing advanced data retrieval and decoding technology.
The works will take longer than expected but the team do all they can to succeed, Bainetov added.