Russia suspends flights of all TU-154 planes

(VOVworld) – Russia’s Interfax News Agency on Tuesday reported that the Russian Ministry of Defense has suspended flights of all TU-154 planes until the cause of the crash in the Black Sea that killed 92 people is identified.
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TU-154 planes at Tulkovo airport, St. Petersburg (AFP/VNA)

The announcement was made after the search and rescue team retrieved a flight recorder from the plane.

The TU-154 plane is one of the most popular planes produced in Russia. According to the Ministry of Defense, the crashed plane was built in 1983 and had logged 6,689 flight hours. It’s captain, Roman Volkov, was considered a first-rate pilot, with over 3,000 flight hours under his belt.

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