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    Crashed Russian Tu-154 Plane Fragments Show No Traces of Terrorist Attack

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    Experts have not found any traces of a possible terrorist attack having analyzed fragments of the Tu-154 plane lifted up from the water, the Russian Kommersant newspaper reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Tuesday, The Russian Defense Ministry stressed that the cause of the Tu-154 crash had not been established, contrary to some media reports.

    The Kommersant newspaper said on Thursday citing a source that no traces of a "criminal explosion" had been found during a special expert study of the aircraft’s fragments lifted up from the Black Sea.

    On December 25, the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane heading from Moscow to Syria crashed shortly after refuelling and take-off from the Russian southern city of Adler, near Sochi.

    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. None of them survived the crash.

    According to Kommersant, investigators are now focusing on any possible mistakes of the crew as the potential cause of the crash.

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      ivanwa88
      Government witnesses saw the crash so no new conclusion there the plane lost power on take off which suggests fuel or electronic shut down if terrorism is involved so this report today is nothing nada!

      Lets now eliminate fuel if possible and then electronic sabotage otherwise its just going in circles.
      Irrespective there is no comeback accept Hague for compensation. Putin would never lower himself to such acts in retaliation perhaps that was the game and thus proving Putin done it (MH17) and erode his popularity around the world that must be a constant point of anger and discussion with the various intel agencies of the empire.

      The Gauls would have never thought Putin would have such a strong International following from 18 months ago to today.
      That would be there no 1 concern to corrupt Putins popularity on the world stage.
    • avatar
      marcanhalt
      "You are sure then, that it wasn't Trump's fault?"
    • avatar
      michael
      that may be of comfort to some.
    • avatar
      Walter Wolf
      the only people (~80% of corpses) found torn in pieces. mystery-play.
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