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Russia: No explosion on board Tu-154 - MoD02:42

Russia: No explosion on board Tu-154 - MoD

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 29, 2016 at 13:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian authorities updated press on the ongoing investigation into the Tu-154 plane crash in Moscow, Thursday with Head of Flight Safety Service of the Russian Armed Forces, Sergei Bainetov confirming there was no explosion on board.

The Russian Minister of Transport, Maxim Sokolov said the main phase of the search had been finished, but that this „does not mean the search operation is over, it continues and will be continued". He also reported that "19 bodies and more than 230 fragments of bodies, 13 big and almost 2,000 small fragments of the aircraft have been found and recovered".

On the cause of the crash Bainetov confirmed "there was no terrorist act, at least there was no explosion on board" and said the original number of "versions of the accident" had been halved after recieving "the objective data of the two [data] recorders."

Deputy Defence Minister of Russia Nikolay Pankov added that his Ministry would take over all arrangements for funerals and provide Federal Military Memorial Cemetery for the burials.

Russia: No explosion on board Tu-154 - MoD02:42
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Russian authorities updated press on the ongoing investigation into the Tu-154 plane crash in Moscow, Thursday with Head of Flight Safety Service of the Russian Armed Forces, Sergei Bainetov confirming there was no explosion on board.

The Russian Minister of Transport, Maxim Sokolov said the main phase of the search had been finished, but that this „does not mean the search operation is over, it continues and will be continued". He also reported that "19 bodies and more than 230 fragments of bodies, 13 big and almost 2,000 small fragments of the aircraft have been found and recovered".

On the cause of the crash Bainetov confirmed "there was no terrorist act, at least there was no explosion on board" and said the original number of "versions of the accident" had been halved after recieving "the objective data of the two [data] recorders."

Deputy Defence Minister of Russia Nikolay Pankov added that his Ministry would take over all arrangements for funerals and provide Federal Military Memorial Cemetery for the burials.

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