Russian official: All causes for plane crash being considered

A signature of Red Square

A signature of Red Square

The Wall Street Journal reports that almost 100 people are dead after a plane crashed soon after takeoff in Russia.

The casualties of the disaster including more than 60 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, a well-loved army choir and dance troupe that performs folk music and popular songs.

Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said the Tu-154 aircraft disappeared from radar minutes after departure about 5:30 a.m. Moscow time from Adler, an airport near the city of Sochi in Russia’s Krasnodar region. Fragments of the fuselage were later found in the Black Sea, he said.

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