Russian military plane with 91 aboard missing over Black Sea

MOSCOW : A Russian Tu-154 aircraft with 91 people aboard disappeared today over the Black Sea shortly after takeoff from the resort town of Sochi on its way to a Russian base in Syria, the Defence ministry said.
The ministry said the plane was carrying the famous Alexandrov military band for a concert at the Russian air base in Syria.
The ministry said in a statement the plane was carrying 83 passengers and eight crew when it dropped off radar early today.
It said emergency services are searching for the plane. The Tu-154 is a Soviet-designed three-engine airliner. (Agencies)


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