- Publish Date
- Sunday, 25 December 2016, 6:28PM
A Russian plane carrying 91 people on board has vanished from radar shortly after taking off from Sochi, Russian media has reported.
The BBC reports the Tu-154 plane reportedly belongs to the defence ministry and was flying to Syria's Latakia province.
There has been no comment from Russian officials.
Interfax news agency reports quoted a source as saying that the plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after take-off at 05:20 local time, the BBC says.
More to come.
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