MOSCOW — A Russian search and recovery operation is continuing around the clock in the Black Sea where a military passenger plane crashed Sunday, killing all 92 people on board.
Forty-five ships and 135 divers from across Russia found parts of the jet about 1.5 kilometers from shore and 25 meters under the sea Monday, the Emergency Situations Ministry reported. At least 11 bodies were also recovered and sent to Moscow.
But the plane’s black boxes have yet to be located.
Russian officials say that terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause of the crash, but that it is extremely unlikely.
Instead, Russian media reports speculated on possible causes such as a technical problem or human error, or that the plane may have been overloaded.
SOURCE: VOA News Online