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Voice Data Recorder Damaged in Plane Crash

Greek authorities say the cockpit voice recorder from the Cypriot airliner that crashed outside Athens on Sunday is damaged.

Investigators said Tuesday the voice recorder was ejected from its outer casing on impact. The cockpit data recorder was found intact. Both so-called "black boxes" are being analyzed by experts in Paris.

Greek officials say preliminary autopsy results show several of the 121 victims were technically alive, but not necessarily conscious, at time of the crash.

Greek military officials have said the first bodies recovered from the plane's wreckage Sunday were frozen solid.

Investigators say they believe the plane crashed after decompression in the plane's cabin caused sub-freezing temperatures and a sudden loss of oxygen throughout the aircraft.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.