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Igor Levitin, chairman of the state commission to investigate causes of the Tu-134 and Tu-154 air crashes, said that assistance to victims' relatives is the key task of the commission
Moreover, "the investigation of the causes and circumstances of the air crashes are among priority tasks", he stressed. According to a representative of the Sibir airlines, six passengers were not checked in for the Moscow-Sochi flight. "Thus, there were 38 people on board," he reported. The Tu-154 plane bound for Sochi was not full because Wednesday is an inconvenient day, said Igor Tikhomirov, press secretary of the Domodedovo airport. "There are more passengers on Fridays and weekends," Mr. Tikhomirov added. Medics and psychologists work with relatives of the air crashes' victims in the airport. Extra security measures are taken in the Domodedovo airport although the situation is calm, in general, the airport's representative noted. "Our security officers and special services maintain order in the terminal," he continued. The Sibir airlines will take relatives of the Tu-154 crash victims to the site of the tragedy in the Rostov region. "Relatives of passengers and crew members of flight 1047 will be taken to the site of the crash in the next few days. The trip is coordinated with investigative authorities working at the site," reads the airlines' official statement. The trip will be organized at the Sibir's expenses. Meanwhile, passengers of the Sibir and Volga-Aviaexpress airlines do not give up planned trips. "There are a few refusals," a Sibir representative said. According to her, about 20 Sibir flights from Domodedovo are scheduled for Wednesday. "None of them was cancelled," she stressed. Two flights to Sochi have already departed and the third one is to depart in the evening. Volga-Aviaexpress airlines planned two flights to Volgograd on Wednesday. However, the morning flight was cancelled because of the air crash, a company's representative said. No passengers of this flight have returned their tickets, she added. Today governor of the Volgograd region Nikolai Maksyuta ordered to allocate 50,000 rubles to each family of the air crash victims, spokesman for the Volgograd administration Sergei Ilyin reported. In his words, two buses and an ambulance will take relatives of the victims to the Tula region for identification tomorrow morning. Two planes crashed in Russia yesterday. A Tu-154 aircraft of the Sibir airlines heading to Sochi from Domodedovo (Moscow) crashed 138 km away from Rostov-on-Don at 10:35 p.m. Moscow time. There were 36 passengers and 8 crew members on board. A Tu-134 aircraft of the Volga-Aviaexpress airlines heading to Volgograd from Domodedovo (Moscow) crashed at 10.56 p.m. Moscow time near Buchalki settlement of the Tula region. There were 34 passengers and 8 crew members on board.
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