have found one of the black boxes of the Russian Tu-154 military
transport plane that crashed off the coast of Sochi on Sunday, a
source told TASS. More victims’ bodies have also been recovered in
the ongoing search operation.
search operations, one of the black boxes was found under the
aircraft’s cabin. It will be taken out of the water soon,” the
military source said, adding that two more flight recorders located
in the tail section of the plane are yet to be located.
of the key theories for the crash at the moment is that foreign
objects penetrated the engine,” the
source said, adding that other possible causes, such as pilot error
and technical failure are being investigated.
least 12 bodies from the plane crash have been recovered so far, RIA
Novosti reported, citing a police source.
back box has been recovered from the sea and will be sent to Moscow,
where it will be examined by specialists from Russia’s Defense
Ministry, TASS reported, citing a law enforcement source.
Russian Defense Ministry’s Tu-154 plane crashed into the Black Sea
minutes after takeoff from Sochi’s airport, killing 92 people on
board. The plane was en route to Latakia, Syria, transporting 64
members of the world-famous Alexandrov Ensemble army choir,
humanitarian workers and several media crews to take part in
Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.
head of the choir, conductor and composer Valery Khalilov, as well as
revered Russian humanitarian and charity activist Elizaveta Glinka
(popularly known as Dr. Liza) were among the victims of the crash.
on Monday observed a nationwide day of mourning for the victims of