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Russia's Defense Ministry denies Tu-154 passengers had life jackets on
18:46, 26 December 2016
Russia's Defense Ministry denies Tu-154 passengers had life jackets on

Earlier media reported that some of those passengers killed in the crash of Tu-154 were wearing lifejackets

18:46, 26 December 2016

112 Agency

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.

Related: Russia’s Tu-154 plane’s fuselage found in Black Sea

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.

Related: Tu-154 crash is very similar to terrorist attack made in retaliation for Syria

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.

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