Four-twenty-eleven people would be on board of a Tupolev Tu-154 had taken off from Adler, in the south of the country.
debris of a military plane Russian carrying 91 people who had disappeared from the radars have been found in the Black sea, Sunday, December 25, in the morning, according to the Russian defense ministry quoted by the news agency Interfax.
” fragments of the plane Tu-154 of the Russian ministry of Defence have been found 1.5 km from the coastline of the city of Sochi, at a depth of 50 to 70 meters “
The plane, a Tupolev-154, was airborne at 5: 40 pm, for a flight routine the Russian city of Adler (located to the south of the resort city of Sochi on the Black sea) to destination the air base of the Russian Hmeimim, near Latakia, in the north-west of Syria. According to the ministry, it would take 83 passengers and eight crew members.
members Of the military and journalists on board
The aircraft was of Russian soldiers and members of the Ensemble, Alexandrov, one of the choirs of the Russian army who went to Syria to participate in the festivities of the New year on the air base.
Among the passengers were also nine journalists, said the ministry.
the spokesman of The Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, told Russian agencies that president Vladimir Putin had been informed of the situation and that it was kept informed of the evolution of searches.
Russia has, since September 2015, a military campaign, including air, into Syria to support the regime of syrian president Bashar al-Assad, an ally of long date.