Time: 10:41 a.m. CEST
Tupolev-154 (TU-154) aircraft with 92 people on board had crashed into the Black Sea, Russia’s defense ministry announced. Russia’s military plane disappeared from radar two minutes after departure from Sochi at 05:25.
The defense ministry explained the plane was carrying soldiers, 64 members of the famed Alexandrov military music ensemble. The military aircraft was traveling to Latakia in Syria. The flight started in Moscow, but landed in Sochi for a refuel.
In a statement of the Russia’s Defense Ministry said,” Fragments of the Tu-154 plane of the Russian defense ministry were found 1.5km (one mile) from the Black Sea coast of the city of Sochi at a depth of 50 to 70m (165-230ft).”
The rescue operation did not result in finding any survivors.