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Russia: Divers find jet fragments in Black Sea

5 years 9 months 14 hours ago Monday, December 26 2016 Dec 26, 2016 December 26, 2016 9:17 AM December 26, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MOSCOW - Russia's emergency situations ministry says divers have recovered fragments of the defense ministry's passenger jet that crashed into the Black Sea.

The ministry said in a statement Monday that divers this afternoon found several fragments of the plane one mile away from the shore and 25 meters (82 feet) under the sea. It says some of the debris has been recovered, and the divers are going back into the water to search for more.

All 92 people onboard the Russian military's Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when the jet crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria. More than 3,500 rescue workers are involved in the operation to find the remains those on board and plane debris.

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