: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Fragments of Russian Tu-154 found mile off coast

Search team finds fragments of presumably Tu-154 plane wreckage a mile from a sea coast, according to a source, Russian news agency TASS has reported.

The Russian Defense Ministry has increased the group of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Tu-154 search area, the ministry`s press service said on Monday, TASS wrote.

”The group of the Defense Ministry`s unmanned aviation has been increased. Two more Granat-4 unmanned aerial vehicles have begun monitoring the sea`s surface, which made it possible to continuously observe all search areas,” Defense Ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said.

Meanwhile, an Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft operated by the Russian Defense Ministry has delivered two manned deep-sea submersibles to the search area of operations, the ministry`s press service added.

”The Il-76 aircraft that delivered two manned deep-sea submersibles of the Russian Geographical Society equipped with manipulators for complex deep-sea functions has landed at Sochi`s Adler airport,” the ministry said.

See also: Russian defence plane Tu-154 flying to Syria crashed into Black Sea. 92 people died including chief of Russia’s military police


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