Sunday, December 25, 2016

Flying Towards Syria, Russian Military Aircraft fact crashes in Black Sea

A Russian military plane carrying 92 people, including members of the military choir, fell in the Black Sea after takeoff from Sochi.

Aircraft model Tu-154 owned by the Russian defense ministry was crashed shortly after take-off from the city of Adler on Sunday (25/12) at 05:40 local time (at around 9:40 pm).

Until now, the search of victims and wreckage still do. Meanwhile, the new search teams managed to find a corpse floating about six kilometers from the seaside resort town of Sochi.

"The victim had we picked up from the sea," said the Russian defense ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov.

Type Tu-154 had an incident a few times before.

In April 2010, some Polish officials, including President Lech Kaczynski, was killed when the plane Tu-154 crashed in thick fog in the Smolensk airport, western Russia.

In addition, there is also a Tu-154 operated Siberian Airlines which crashed over the Black Sea in October 2001 and killed 78 people.

The most recent, and it is unclear why.

Among the passengers, there are 84 members of the Russian military in the squad Alexandrov Ensemble, a group of Russian military official music which is also known as the Red Army Choir.

They had been due to be performers new year's eve in the Russian headquarters in Syria.

In addition, nine journalists were also victims. They come from national TV Pervy Kanal, NTV, and Zvezda.

Each TV station was carrying three crew them. There are also eight soldiers, two civilians, and members of NGOs. Also on the plane were eight crew.

The passenger list released by the ministry of defense and security also Elizaveta Glinka.

Glinka is a charity activist and aid workers known as Doctor Liza.

President of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Ozerov said suspect the crash is not related to the terror attacks.

"It is a military aircraft that fly in the sky of the Russian Federation, there is no possibility of terror," said Ozerov.

"The aircraft made a U-turn on the sea after take-off, maybe he's the wrong way.

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