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Specialists are working at the site of the crash of the Tu-134 and Tu-154 planes in the Tula and Rostov regions, reports the Public Relations Centre of the Federal Security Service
Specialists, including two brigades of explosives specialists of the FSB, are working at the site of the crash of the Tu-134 and Tu-154 planes in the Tula and Rostov regions, reports the Public Relations Centre of the Federal Security Service (FSB). The explosives experts are working jointly with the Interior Ministry, trying to determine if there were explosions before the crash, checking on the terrorist version. "We are carefully considering all versions of the crashes, including the terrorist one," said Sergei Ignatchenko of the FSB PR centre. Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu said on NTV that the bodies of everyone, who died in the crashes outside Tula and Rostov-on-Don had been found. He added that two of the four black boxes have been found, too. "Our experts are working at the crash sites," said Oleg Yarmolov, deputy chairman of the International Aviation Committee. According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, deputy prosecutors general Sergei Fridinsky and Nikolai Savchenkov have left for the Rostov and Tula regions. One black box of the Tu-134 that crashes in the Tula region and one black box of the Tu-154 that crashed in the Rostov region have been found. The Tu-154 of Sibir Airlines, which made Flight 1047 Moscow-Sochi from Domodedovo, crashed 138km outside Rostov-on-Don having disappeared from the screens of radars at 11:00 p.m. Moscow time on August 24. It carried 46 people, including 8 crew members. The staff of Sibir Airlines praise the high professionalism of the pilots of the Tu-134 that crashed in the Tula region. "It was an experienced crew from the Moscow group serviced by a team of air hosts and hostesses from the Altai branch of the company. We do not doubt for a minute the high professionalism of the crew," says the official statement of the Sibir leadership. Mikhail Guryev, the first pilot of the Tu-134, had nearly 3,500 flight hours in his record. "The plane was technically ready for the flight. It had its last technical maintenance only two weeks ago. Flight safety was ensured in strict compliance with all requisite norms of aviation safety, just as during all other flights of the airline," says the statement. The Tu-134 Moscow-Volgograd flight from Domodedovo disappeared from the radar at 10:56 p.m. Moscow time on August 24 in the vicinity of the settlement of Buchalki, Klimov district of the Tula Region. It had 34 passengers and eight crew members. Flight 1303, which departed around 10:00 p.m. was made by Volga Avia. Criminal cases have been opened on the fact of the crashes in the Rostov and Tula regions, said a spokesman of the department of information and public relations of the Office of the Prosecutor General. "The cases have been opened under Part 3 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code - violation of the rules of exploitation of aircraft resulting in the accidental death of two or more persons," said the Office spokesman. Putin's press secretary Alexei Gromov said the president appointed Minister of Transport Igor Levitin to head the state commission that is investigating the causes of the Tu-134 and Tu-154 crashes. He is expected to suggest commission members without delay. Emergency security measures have been taken in many Russian airports.
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