MOSCOW - Russia holds the Tupolev-154 aircraft for the time being on the ground. The Russian news agency Interfax reported Tuesday that the aircraft will not take off until there is clarity about the cause of the crash of a plane Sunday in the Black Sea.
Researchers have previously indicated that the crash may be due to a technical failure or pilot error.
The device crashed shortly after take off from the airport of Sochi. All 92 occupants of the plane were killed. On board the Tupolev-154 included dozens of members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, a famous choir of the Russian army that would occur in the New Year in the run-up to Russian soldiers in Syria. A well-known doctor, Elizaveta Glinka, who belongs to the Human Rights Advisory Council President Vladimir Putin, was in the unit.