Update from Rusia Today
The debris flew apart along the coast, across a 1.5 kilometer area, and is at depths of 50 to 100 meters, a source told RIA Novosti.
Documents belonging to the Channel One journalists have been found at the scene, TASS news agency reports, citing a security service source.
A source told Interfax news agency that rescue workers have discovered several bodies at the scene.
“Emergency workers are finding bodies, there are a few of them,” the source said.
Journalists from another Russian TV channel, NTV, were among those on board: correspondent Mikhail Luzhetsky, cameraman Oleg Pestov, and sound engineer Evgeny Tolstov, according to media reports.
The first victim’s body has been discovered six kilometers from the shore, Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov stated, as cited by RIA Novosti.
NTV television channel reported that the third crew on board the crashed Tu-154 was their own.
Un avion Rusesc cu 91 de persoane la bord s-a prabusit in Marea Neagra la putin timp dupa decolarea de pe o baza ruseasca de langa Sochi. Avionul merge la baza ruseasca Hmeymim in Latakia, Syria. La Bordul aeronavei se aflau militari ai armatei ruse, jurnalisti si membrii ai corului armatei ruse.
Resturi ale aeronavei au fost gasite in marea Neagra de o echipa Search and Rescue conform Interfax
A Russian military plane carrying more than 90 people disappeared from radar Sunday after taking off near Sochi, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.