Why Russian military plane crashed into black sea killing 92
The Russian plane that crashed into the black sea is not as a result of a terrorist act.Officials have poured light on how the accident most likely occurred.They said the Tu-154 military aircraft could have crashed because of a technical malfunction or pilot error but not terrorism, said Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, according to Russia's Sputnik news agency.
"I rule out version of the terror attack completely. It is the aircraft of the Ministry of Defense, the airspace of the Russian Federation, there cannot be such a version," Ozerov is quoted as saying. "The plane had to make a U-turn after takeoff over the sea (and) may (have taken) the wrong direction."
Rescue workers at the scene.
The military plane was carrying members of the army's official choir traveling to perform in Syria before it crashed in the Black Sea near Sochi. Sadly reports say there are no survivors and some bodies have already been recovered.92 people, including 84 passengers and eight crew members, disappeared from radar Sunday morning local time after taking off from the Adler airport, state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported.
It really is a terrible tragedy for the country,their family and friends on christmas day.
One of the people aboard that flight was Liza Glinka, a famous Russian human rights activist, according to CNN affiliate RBC. She was bringing medicine and other supplies to a local hospital in Syria, her colleague and friend Dr. Sergey Kurkov told RBC.
The choir members.
Rescue operations are still ongoing and four ships and five helicopters have combed the crash site, Konashenkov said, according to Tass.
More than 100 divers with special equipment will be deployed, and a group of medical and psychological professionals will be on hand to help relatives, he said.
Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.May their souls rest in peace.