Military plane crashes into Black Sea near Sochi

russianplane_1482669130903_7462056_ver1-0President Putin declares day of mourning and orders investigation after plane with 92 aboard crashes into Black Sea.

A Russian military plane with 92 people on board, including members of a famed army choir, has crashed into the Black Sea shortly after taking off, the Russian defence ministry has said.

There was no sign of survivors, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as President Vladimir Putin announced a national day of mourning.

The Tu-154 plane had departed from the southern Russian city of Adler on Sunday morning and was heading towards Latakia in Syria.

Magomed Tolboyev, a decorated Russian test pilot, said the circumstances of the crash indicated that all on board had died.

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SOURCE: Aljazeera Online

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