Investigators refute allegation of blast aboard Russian plane bound for Syria
MOSCOW, December 25 (RAPSI) – Investigators have refuted a version of explosion of TU-154 military plane crashed into the Black Sea near Sochi in December 2016, the Investigative Committee’s press service has announced.
All objective findings have enabled investigators to leave out this case scenario, the statement reads.
The plane, which was carrying out a planned flight to Syria with 8 crew members and 84 passengers on board including journalists, musicians from the famous Alexandrov military ensemble and Elizaveta Glinka, widely known as Doctor Liza, the Fair Aid charity executive director and the inaugural winner of Russia's state prize for achievements in human rights, crashed into the Black Sea on December 25, 2016. The aircraft refueled at Adler’s airport and shortly after disappeared from radars. No one survived in the crash.
According to investigators, 156 persons have become victims in the case. Results of 356 forensic medical, 23 molecular genetic, 1 phonoscopic and 3 explosive examinations have been received by now. There are about 100 witnesses in the case, the Investigative Committee said.