Russian Plane Tupolev Tu-154 Crashed in Black Sea!

Tupolev Tu-154 Crash

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A Russian military plane Tupolev Tu-154 has crashed in the Black Sea near Sochi. There are apparently no survivors, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. A Tupolev Tu-154 plane was carrying 92 people, including 84 passengers and 8 crew members. Tu 154 was an old model, no longer flown by airlines in Russia but still used by the military. It was 33 years old.

The plane took off from Moscow and was headed to the Russian Hmeymim airbase in Latakia, Syria. Coming from Moscow, the plane had landed in Sochi for refueling. It disappeared from radar 2 minutes after taking off from Adler airport, Sochi at 05:25 AM (Local Time) on Sunday. The flight data recorder has been recovered and brought to Moscow. Flight Data recorder was found by a Seaeye Falcon underwater remotely operated vehicle at a depth of 17m & 1,600m from the shore. The recorder was in a satisfactory condition. Investigators are searching for second black box & it is believed that it could be recovered shortly. According to BBC news reports, A plane was unable to gain height and for some reason - possibly overloading or a technical fault. According to the reports, the plane had made a U-turn back towards the coastline shortly after take-off, before disappearing off the radar. But in an audio recording of a final conversation between air traffic controllers and the plane, there was no sign of any difficulties. Voices were normal until plane disappear.

The cause of the disaster is still being investigated but there is no suggestion of a terror attack.

Information Courtesy: - BBC News, CCN News

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