Russian plane carrying at least 82 on board disappears off radar near Sochi
Russian plane carrying at least 82 people on board has vanished Sunday early morning from radar shortly after taking off from the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russian media has reported.
The Tu-154 plane reportedly belongs to the defense ministry and was flying to Syria's Latakia province.
The aircraft went missing as it was manoeuvring over Russia's territorial waters. Reports suggest a military music band and reporters were among those on board the aircraft.
A search operation is now under way.