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    Russian Emergencies Ministry Says Expands Tu-154 Search Operation Area

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    According to reports, Russian Emergencies Ministry said Monday it has expanded the search and rescue operation area in the Black Sea over the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 aircraft that crashed.

    A rescue operation on the Black Sea coast at the crash site of Russian Defense Ministry's TU-154 aircraft
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Russian Emergencies Ministry said Monday it has expanded the search and rescue operation area in the Black Sea over the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 aircraft that crashed near Sochi.

    "The search operation continues, its area has been expanded," a spokesperson for the ministry's southern regional center said.

    The Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane heading from Moscow to Syria with 92 people on board disappeared from radars shortly after refueling and take-off from the Russian southern city of Adler, near Sochi. Its passengers included Alexandrov Ensemble members and nine journalists.

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