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No sign of survivors after the crash of Russian military plane

No sign of survivors after the crash of Russian military plane

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A Russian military plane with 92 passengers on Sunday morning crashed in the Black Sea. There are no survivors found, reports the Russian ministry of Defence.

The plane disappeared shortly after takeoff from Sochi of the radar. The Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft, had 84 passengers and 8 crew members on board. The plane, belonging to the Russian ministry of Defence, was on the way to the Syrian province of Latakia.

Rescue workers have one body found and some travel documents of people on board were sitting. The fragments of the plane are approximately 1.5 km away from the coast found. The wreck lie at a depth of 50 to 70 metres.

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Russia confirms crash of military plane

Pilots

The unit disappeared around 5.20 am (local time) of the radar after a maneuver above the Black Sea. Then got air traffic controllers lost contact with the pilots.

On board were nine journalists and members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, the official choir of the Russian armed forces. The musicians and choir members were scheduled for a nieuwjaarsoptreden on the Russian air base in Latakia, reports a spokesman of the Russian ministry of Emergency situations.

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A man lays flowers at the building of the Alexandrov Ensemble in Moscow.
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The Russian Alexandrov Ensemble, also known as the ‘Red Army Choir’, was on board the plane. They were on their way to Syria to act for the Russian military there.
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A major search operation with boats and helicopters has been launched in the region Krai Krasnodar.
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Failure

It seems, according to news agency RIA that the device has crashed due to a technical fault. News agency Interfax reports that no distress signal was sent. According to Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, it is still too early to say what the cause of the crash.

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