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92 people were onboard crashed Tu-154 plane, Russian Defense Ministry [UPDATED]

The crashed Tu-154 plane of Russia’s Defense Ministry carried eight crew members and 84 passengers, the ministry’s official spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, TASS reports.

"There were eight crew members and 84 passengers onboard the plane," Konashenkov said.

 

10:50

Baku, December 25, AZERTAC

A Tu-154 aircraft of the Russian Defense Ministry disappeared from radars after the takeoff from Sochi, according to TASS.

"Tu-154 [aircraft] of the Defense Ministry departed from Sochi and disappeared from radars after some time. Its search is currently organized," the source said.

Approximately 100 people were on board of the aircraft, the source said. "The exact number to be determined," the source added.

Aircraft was en route to Syria’s Latakia, a source in regional emergency services told TASS on Sunday.

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