Russian government officials stated that although there is no suspicion that a terror attack caused the plane crash, they are still checking all scenarios. A senior level Russian military official stated that it is unlikely that anyone survived.







The scene of the crash

The scene of the crash Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Earlier today (Sunday), Russian government officials stated there was no suspicion that a terror attack caused the plane crash. However, Russia’s Transportation Minister Maksim Sokolov stated they are checking all possible reasons for the crash, including a terror attack.

A senior level Russian military official stated that no survivors were located from the plane that was headed to Syria and crashed into the Black Sea minutes after departing from Sochi, Russia. The officer added that it is unlikely that any survivors will be found.







Honoring the victims

Honoring the victims Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Other than the choir, 8 journalists were on their way to report the Civil War in Syria as well as Russian doctor Liza Glinka who became famous for helping children in Syria.

The Russian Tupolev Tu-154 plane was designed almost 60 years ago in the Soviet Union. Until today, approximately 1,000 units are still in use around the world. The specific plane that crashed was manufactured in 1983 and was repaired 2 years ago.