Russian Defense Ministry Plane Disappears from Radar with 91 Aboard

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Moscow, December 25, 2016: Russian news agencies are quoting the Defense Ministry as saying a military plane with 91 aboard has disappeared from radar.

News agencies are reporting that the plane disappeared Sunday just minutes after taking off from Sochi, a Black Sea resort and the site of the 2014 Winter Games.

The ministry says the Tu-155 disappeared over the Black Sea minutes after it took off from the resort town of Sochi on Sunday.

Unconfirmed reports say the aircraft was headed to Syria’s Latakia province.

A search for the plane is underway. (VOA)