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Russia probes still in the dark about cause of crash plane

Russia probes still in the dark about cause of crash plane

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Russia is investigating “all possible causes” for the crash of the military aircraft with 92 passengers above the Black Sea. Also an attack is not excluded.

That has Maxim Sokolov, the minister of transport, according to news agency AP Sunday afternoon to let you know during a press conference.

The plane crashed Sunday morning down; none of the 92 passengers survived the disaster. On board were nine journalists and the Alexandrov Ensemble, the world-famous choir of the Russian armed forces.

The first bodies were in the course of the day recovered.

Air force base

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.

The musicians and singers were on the road for a nieuwjaarsoptreden on the Russian air base in Latakia.

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Russia confirms crash of military plane

Debris

Rescue workers have so far four bodies found and some of the 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.

Earlier in the day suggested the news agency RIA that the aircraft was crashed due to a technical fault. News agency Interfax reported that no distress signal was sent.

Russian military plane crash

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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