The plane of the defense Ministry, Tu-154 crashed into the Black sea. On Board were the musicians of the Alexandrov ensemble and journalists who flew to the base Hamim in Syria — a total of 91 people. The wreckage was found off the coast near Sochi, writes NEWSru.som.
According to «Interfax», on Board — 91: 83 passengers and 8 crew members.
«On Board were 91 people — musicians of the Alexandrov ensemble and, previously, the journalists of TV channel «Zvezda», — said the reporter channel. Also on Board were journalists «First channel». Later it became known that the film crew of NTV television channel consisting of three people were on Board.
Rescuers found the crash site. Later, the defense Ministry reported that the wreckage and chassis found in the sea. Initially, it was not excluded that the plane crashed in the mountains. At the crash site came search.
It is reported that the plane crashed into the sea on takeoff, when not yet had time to gain height. A distress signal the crew did not apply. When scheduled flights from the airport of Adler, after take-off, level plane disappeared from radar radar.
Russian media claimed that on Board the crashed plane were Elizabeth Glinka — Dr. Lisa, the head of the Fund «Fair aid».
It is also reported that the list of passengers of the crashed Board the Tu-154 was the head of the military police of the Ministry of defence of Russia the General-Lieutenant Vladimir Ivanovo.
Russian media, citing the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports that Vladimir Putin reported about the disaster.
The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu called an emergency meeting to discuss the search process. It is reported that prospecting attracted all the rescue service units of the southern military district in Krasnodar Krai.
Earlier, the WTP of Ukraine reported that on 23 December the Russian occupation troops had carried out the shelling of debaltseve with mortars caliber 82 mm. For fixing the consequences of the provocation, preparing and distributing propaganda materials discrediting the armed forces of Ukraine, attracted by the correspondence group of leading Russian media under the guidance of the officers of the Center of information-psychological warfare Center of the territorial army (Novocherkassk) of the southern military district (Rostov-on-don) of the armed forces.
The Russian defense Ministry aircraft flying to Syria with musicians and journalists fell into the Black sea 25.12.2016