The Alexandrov Ensemble members were in a Russian military plane which crashed


The defense ministry said in a statement: “Fragments of the Tu-154 plane of the Russian defense ministry were found 1.5km (one mile) from the Black Sea coast of the city of Sochi at a depth of 50 to 70 meters.” Russian security source rules out possibility of finding survivors. First body was found 6 km from Sochi coastline. Most of the passengers were Alexandrov Ensemble members, along with nine journalists and eight crew members. Head of Alexandrov Ensemble Valery Khalilov was on list of passengers. Military investigators of Russia’s Investigative Committee are seizing documents and interrogating the persons who prepared the Tu-154 plane of the Defense Ministry for the flight to Syria.The Tu-154 has been involved in dozens of fatal incidents since it was designed in the mid-1960s.


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