• Military personnel watch on a pier as navy ship sails near the crash site of a Russian military Tu-154 plane, which crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday, in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia, December 26, 2016
    Last update: 15:12 26.12.2016
    15:12 26.12.2016

    Four Fragments of Tu-154 Plane Found in Black Sea

    According to a source, four fragments, including a four-meter-long one, presumably belonging to the crashed Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 aircraft.

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  • Rescuers carry the body of a victim of Russian Defense Ministry's TU-154 crash on the Black Sea coast off Sochi
    Last update: 14:56 26.12.2016
    14:56 26.12.2016

    Some Tu-154 Victims Recovered Wearing Life Jackets

    According to a source familiar with the search and rescue operation, several victims of the deadly military plane crash in the Black Sea were recovered wearing life jackets.

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  • A C-Explorer 3 bathyscaphe. File photo
    Last update: 14:46 26.12.2016
    14:46 26.12.2016

    Two Apparatuses for Search of Crashed Russian Tu-154 Arrive in Sochi

    Two devices, C-Quester and C-Explorer submersibles of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) arrived in the Sochi airport in order to take part in the search operation of the bodies of the victims and debris of the crashed Tu-154 plane, according to the press secretary of the RGS Underwater Research Centre, Marina Davydova.

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  • A Tupolev Tu-154 stands on the tarmac of the Chkalovsky military airport north of Moscow, Russia. (File)
    Last update: 13:55 26.12.2016
    13:55 26.12.2016

    Russian Aviation Authority to Make Decision on Future Use of Tu-154 Aircraft

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian aviation governing body and the Ministry of Transport will make decision on the further service of Tu-154 planes.

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  • 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
    Last update: 13:43 26.12.2016
    13:43 26.12.2016

    No Evidence of Terror Attack on Tu-154 Plane Yet, Four Leads Being Investigated - FSB

    No evidence indicating that there was an act of terrorism on board of Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 aircraft has been found yet, Russia's FSB said Monday. Investigators are pursuing four leads in the deadly Russian military plane crash in the Black Sea, including technical malfunction and pilot error.

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  • Vigil in memory of Sochi air crash victims
    Last update: 13:24 26.12.2016
    13:24 26.12.2016

    Brussels Residents Lay Flowers at Russian Embassy for Tu-154 Crash Victims

    Brussels residents are bringing flowers to the Russian Embassy to commemorate the victims of the Tu-154 plane crash over the Black Sea, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Monday.

    Tu-154 Crash in Black Sea
  • Rescue operation at Russian Defense Ministry's TU-154 aircraft crash site in Sochi
    Last update: 13:22 26.12.2016
    13:22 26.12.2016

    Russia Will 'Spare No Effort or Resources' in Finding Out True Cause of Tu-154 Crash

    On Sunday, a Russian military Tu-154 with 92 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Black Sea. Officials and experts have given a number of reasons why terrorism has been ruled out as a possible cause. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, military expert Vladimir Kozin explained why it is still too early to say with certainty what actually took place.

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  • National Tragedy: Deadly Crash of Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 Plane in Black Sea
    Last update: 13:21 26.12.2016
    13:21 26.12.2016

    National Tragedy: Deadly Crash of Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 Plane in Black Sea

    On December 25, a Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 aircraft with 92 people on board crashed off the coast by the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

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  • A search operation near the Black Sea coast where a Tu-154 plane of the Russian Ministry of Defense crashed near Sochi
    Last update: 13:08 26.12.2016
    13:08 26.12.2016

    Tu-154 Terrorist Act Version Has No Development Yet, Premature to Talk of Causes

    All versions of the crash of the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane are being considered, but it is too early to make conclusions, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

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  • People pay tribute to passengers and crew members of Russian military Tu-154 plane crashed into the Black Sea, near a makeshift memorial outside the headquarters of the Alexandrov Ensemble, also known as the Red Army Choir, in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2016
    Last update: 13:07 26.12.2016
    13:07 26.12.2016

    People Lay Flowers for Tu-154 Crash Victims at Alexandrov Ensemble Building in Moscow (LIVE VIDEO)

    People are laying flowers outside the Alexandrov Ensemble building in Moscow on Monday, December 26, to commemorate the victims of the Tu-154 plane crash.

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  • 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
    Last update: 13:03 26.12.2016
    13:03 26.12.2016

    US, UK, France Send Russia Condolences Over Tu-154 Plane Crash - Kremlin

    According to reports, United States, the United Kingdom and France have conveyed their condolences to Russia with the deadly military plane crash in the Black Sea.

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  • General view of the Sochi International Airport (Sochi-Adler Airport) in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia December 25, 2016
    Last update: 12:44 26.12.2016
    12:44 26.12.2016

    Dozen of Relatives of Tu-154 Crash Victims Arrive in Sochi – City Administration

    Sochi administration said that a total of 12 relatives of the crashed military Tu-154 aircraft passengers arrived in Sochi, with accommodation is prepared for them.

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  • Search continues for bodies of Tu-154 crash victims in Sochi
    Last update: 12:01 26.12.2016
    12:01 26.12.2016

    Search for Tu-154 Black Box Continues in Black Sea

    Russia's Emergencies Minsiter Vladimir Puchkov said that the flight data recorder of Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane that crashed in the Black Sea was not located.

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  • A rescue operation on the Black Sea coast at the crash site of Russian Defense Ministry's TU-154 aircraft
    Last update: 11:57 26.12.2016
    11:57 26.12.2016

    Syria's Hmeymim Group Extends Condolences Following Russian Tu-154 Crash

    Internal Syrian opposition group Hmeimim has extended condolences over the tragedy with Russia’s Tu-154 plane and expressed support for the relatives of the victims, hoping that the crash was a deadly accident and not a terror act, the group’s official representative Mais Krydee told Sputnik on Monday.

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  • City residents attend a vigil in Sochi where a Russian Defense Ministry's TU-154 airplane crashed off the Black Sea coast
    Last update: 11:20 26.12.2016
    11:20 26.12.2016

    Tu-154 Plane Crash: Sochi Locals Take It as 'Their Own Tragedy'

    While the Tu-154 crash site operations are being carried out non-stop around the clock, Sochi residents are already seeing Sunday's air disaster as "their own tragedy" and doing what they can to comfort the relatives of the victims. Sputnik met up with Sochi-based journalist Kirill Lemekh, who relayed the somber atmosphere of the city.

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  • People place candles in memory of passengers and crew members of Russian military Tu-154 plane, which crashed into the Black Sea, at the Russian embassy in Minsk, Belarus December 25, 2016
    Last update: 10:11 26.12.2016
    10:11 26.12.2016

    Belarus Declares Monday Day of Mourning for Tu-154 Crash Victims

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko declared a national day of mourning on Monday for the victims of a deadly Tu-154 plane crash in Russia.

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  • Candles and flowers at a vigil in Sochi where a Russian Defense Ministry's TU-154 airplane crashed off the Black Sea coast
    Last update: 09:35 26.12.2016
    09:35 26.12.2016

    Britons Bring Flowers to Russian Embassy After Deadly Plane Crash

    According to reports, a makeshift memorial appeared overnight outside of the Russian Embassy in London as Britons laid flowers.

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  • Rescueers carry the body of a victim of Russian Defense Ministry's TU-154 crash on the Black Sea coast off Sochi
    Last update: 09:34 26.12.2016
    09:34 26.12.2016

    First Plane Carrying Remains of Tu-154 Victims Lands in Moscow

    Russian Deputy Defense Minister said that first flight carrying the bodies of the victims of the Tu-154 plane crash near Sochi has arrived at Chkalovsky airfield in Moscow.

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  • A rescue operation on the Black Sea coast at the crash site of Russian Defense Ministry's TU-154 aircraft
    Last update: 09:30 26.12.2016
    09:30 26.12.2016

    Russian Defense Ministry Hopes to Locate Tu-154 in Black Sea on Monday - Aerospace Forces

    According to Aerospace Forces commander, Russian Defense Ministry hopes to locate its Tu-154 aircraft in the Black Sea later on Monday.

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  • A rescue operation on the Black Sea coast at the crash site of Russian Defense Ministry's TU-154 aircraft
    Last update: 09:05 26.12.2016
    09:05 26.12.2016

    Terrorism Not Among Main Leads in Tu-154 Crash Investigation - Transport Minister

    Russian Transport Minister stated that technical malfunction or pilot error, not terrorism, are among the leads in the investigation into the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane crash.

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