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Two Victims of Tu-154 Plane Crash Identified - Source

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The identification process of the bodies of victims of Russia’s Tu-154 aircraft crash is underway, two persons were identified, according to a source.

Ministry of Emergency Situations employees prepare rescue boats at a pier just outside Sochi, Russia, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The bodies of two victims of Russia’s Tu-154 aircraft crash over the Black Sea have been identified, a source in security agencies told RIA Novosti on Monday.

"The two persons were identified — Roman Volkov, the pilot, and Oksana Batrutdinova, an assistant to the chief of the Directorate of Culture of the Russian Defense Ministry," the source said.

According to the source, the identification process is underway.

Russian Emergencies Ministry members work at a quay of the Black Sea near the crash site of Russian military Tu-154 plane, in the Sochi suburb of Khosta, Russia, Russia December 25, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 aircraft en route to Syria from Moscow crashed soon after takeoff near Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi early on Sunday.

The plane was carrying 92 people including eight crew members, 64 musicians of the Alexandrov Ensemble, nine reporters, head of Spravedlivaya Pomoshch (Fair Aid) charity Elizaveta Glinka, and two federal civil servants.

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