Pilot error, technical fault behind Russia crash

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Monday, December 26, 2016
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Russia's transport minister says pilot error or technical fault likely to blame for Sunday's plane crash.

MOSCOW -- Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov says that pilot error or a technical fault were likely to blame for Sunday's crash of a Russian Tu-154 carrying 92 passengers and crew.

The military plane crashed into the Black Sea on its way from the southern Russian city of Sochi to Syria.

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Among its passengers were members of the world-famous Russian army choir who planned to perform at a New Year's concert at the Russian military base in Syria.

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