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42 bodies of victims killed in the plane crash near Sochi have been identified
As of today, 42 bodies of victims killed in the plane crash near Sochi have been identified," an official at the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said on Friday. "Forensic tests on the victims' bodies are nearing completion," the prosecutor said, adding that samples have been obtained for DNA analysis of body fragments. Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin said 53 bodies had been recovered. The remains of 26 passengers were flown to Yerevan earlier on Friday. The Airbus A-320 of the Armenian airline Armavia plunged into the Black Sea as it was making a landing maneuver overnight to May 3. The accident claimed the lives of 113 people. The recovery of the Airbus A-320 flight recorders is crucial for finding out the cause of the crash. French specialists detected the flight recorders emitting radio signals at a depth of 680 meters.
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