The information that the passengers on the crashed over the Black Sea Tu-154 wore the life jackets is not true. This was stated by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, writes TASS.
"All the rumors, citing anonymous sources that the passengers on the crashed Tu-154 plane supposedly put on the life jackets are shameful insinuations and are absolutely untrue", said the press service.
As 112 International reported, Russia’s Tu-154 crashed over the Black Sea on December 25, at about 5 a.m. Kyiv time. The passenger plane, which was on its way from Russia to Syrian airport of Latakia, carried 92 people, 84 passengers and 8 crew members. The passengers were artists of the military academic orchestra, reporters and military men. No one survived.
154 fragments of aircraft, 11 dead bodies – that’s what Russian rescue teams found so far on the crash site of Tupolev Tu-154, the Russian Air force airplane that crashed over the Black Sea.
The search and rescue operation is underway, despite the specific relief of the bottom of the sea and wide range of depths in that area. 3,500 people, 39 ships and seven deep submergence craft are now involved in the search group, which now seeks for aircraft wreckage within the 10-kilometer range.