Today in Russia day of national mourning for those killed in a plane crash over the Black sea. In all Orthodox churches held memorial services. At public institutions lowered to half mast flags. Canceled all entertainment events.
Russian TV channels as a sign of mourning for the victims of the crash have changed the broadcasting schedule. To Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow in the morning, first came the special bodies.
Collapsed, the aircraft can be found before the end of the day, the defense Ministry reported. The search area in the Black sea is expanding with each passing hour. The grouping of forces at the scene increased. The search of the wreckage and victims ' bodies continued all last night, despite the bad weather. At the crash site worked 80 divers. To help them on the ships and in the shore zone were equipped with powerful spotlights.
All information on the progress of the search work is drained to the operational headquarters located on the territory of the Sochi airport. In the search area come all the new units of the rescue forces search and rescue support, river and sea vessels, aircraft engineering. Ministry of defense to transport personnel and equipment allocated an additional 10 military transport aircraft Il-76. In Adler delivered an unmanned aerial vehicle "Orlan-10". With the dawn it will start to monitor the surface conditions. With each passing hour the search area is expanding. Sea for the wreckage of blows to the North-West.
Operational staff reported the discovery of 11 bodies. the Alleged site of the crash determined quite accurately. And bottom in this sea area will be examined meter by meter. In the last hours were greatly enlarged by the grouping of divers. In the near future will be transferred to the specialists of the Northern fleet to an uninhabited remotely operated underwater vehicles "tiger" and "Falcon". In the area of searches are going and 2 submersibles PRO. In the airports of Sochi and work Chkalovsky military doctors, they are helping the relatives of the victims psychological assistance.
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