In Sochi on the 25th of December fell aircraft of the defense Ministry, the Tu-154. On Board were 92 people. Including journalists, musicians of the Alexandrov Ensemble and the former head of the culture Committee of St. Petersburg Dmitry Gubankov. The investigation reports that the main version of the crash is a technical fault.
The Tu-154 plane was heading from Adler to Syrian Latakia. He flew from Adler to 5.20 in the morning and disappeared in the radar 20 minutes after takeoff. To Adler he came in to refuel, following from Moscow Chkalovsk. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu immediately informed Russian President Vladimir Putin about the plane's disappearance.
The plane crashed 1.5 km from the black sea coast of Sochi. At a depth of 70 meters found the wreckage of the plane and scattered things, which, apparently, belonged to the people aboard. As it turned out, the plane crashed in the 7th minute of the flight, about 5 km from the shores of the Black sea is closer to Anapa.
According to the latest data, the plane was carrying 92 people, including 84 passengers and 8 crew members. Among them were the journalists of the First channel and TV channel "Zvezda" and "NTV" and the musicians of the ensemble. Aleksandrova.
The version about technical malfunction of the aircraft is a priority. The plane was built in 1983. He flew 6689 hours. In 2014, the car has scheduled maintenance. The TU-154 was ruled by airman first class Roman Volkov, who has been more than three thousand hours of flight practice.
sections: Accidents, Region News, Accidents