Emergency crews located fragments of the plane about 1 mile from the shore. There was no immediate word on the cause. He says his government will "conduct a thorough investigation into the reasons and do everything to support the victims' families". The plane went out-of-control in a "dancing" situation where it swung while in the sky. The Defense Ministry published on its website a list of passengers, who, it said, included members of the famed Alexandrov ensemble. You may recognize the choir from its performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where it sang Daft Punk's "Get Lucky". New Year's is the main holiday for most Russians, and the Orthodox Christmas on January 7 is also widely celebrated.
Putin presented Glinka with an award earlier this month. The committee plans to seize documents and interrogate those who prepared the plane for flight, she added.
The head of a Russian charity fund was also on board. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told news agencies that Putin was being kept updated on the search operation and was in constant contact with defence minister Sergei Shoigu. More than 1,000 have been built, and they have been used extensively by carriers in Russian Federation and worldwide.
Russian rescue workers carry a body from the wreckage of the crashed plane on a pier just outside the resort town Sochi.
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Voices remain calm until the plane disappears and the controllers try in vain to re-establish contact. The pilot had managed to land the plane safely.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has responded to Ukrainian politicians "rejoicing" over the deadly crash of a military aircraft over the Black Sea, noting that the country is being run by radicals.
On Sunday, a Russian Tu-154 aircraft with 92 people on board crashed in the Black Sea. Weather also seems to be out as a possible explanation and Russia's RIA news agency cites an unnamed source saying that preliminary data suggests a technical malfunction was to blame.