The area of search is about 10.5 sq. km. The search continues non-stop, Censor.NET reports citing Russian Defense Ministry.
27 ships, 37 divers, four helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely operated deep-sea vehicles are involved in the search. More than 100 deep-divers with special equipment will arrive to the area of the crash.
The total of more than 3,000 people are involved in the search.
The Tu-154 plane disappeared from radars on Dec. 25 at 5:40 a.m shortly after taking off from the resort of Sochi, Russia.
84 passengers and eight crew members were on board. The plane was carrying military personnel, reporters of ''Pervyi'' and ''Zvezda'' Russian TV channels, as well as musicians of Aleksandrov Ensemble to participate in a New Year's performance for Russian troops deployed in Hmeymim airbase in Syria.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, fragments of the Tu-154 were found 1.5 km from Sochi coast at the depth of 50-70 meters.
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