A Russian defense ministry TU-154 aircraft crashed over the Black Sea. There were 91 people aboard the aircraft. The plane had recently gone missing when it took off from the Black Sea resort at Sochi, and the crash site was found by a team of rescuers near the coast of Sochi.
The ministry said that fragments of the TU-154 aircraft were found 1.5 kilometers from the Black Sea coast of Sochi at a depth of 50 to 70 meters.
The Russian news agency (RIA) commented that preliminary data indicated that the aircraft crashed due to technical malfunction.
The 91 people onboard included Russian servicemen and artists from a music ensemble on their way to celebrate the upcoming New Years with the Russian Air Force at the Hmeimin air base in Syria. Besides them, 9 journalists were also present. Read the full article here.
We wish the people onboard Rest In Peace.