113 killed in Russian plane crash

Airbus A-320 crashed off the Black Sea due to bad weather on Wednesday, killing all passengers aboard.

india Updated: May 03, 2006 13:20 IST

All 113 passengers aboard an Armenian passenger jet were killed when the plane crashed due to bad weather early on Wednesday off the Black Sea, emergency officials said.

The mishap occurred shortly before the plane was to land in the Russian city of Sochi.

The Airbus A-320, which belonged to the Armenian airline Armavia, disappeared from radar screens just under six kilometres from the shore and crashed after making a turn and heading toward the Adler airport near Sochi, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said.

Rescue officials in the ministry's southern regional branch said all 113 people aboard the plane, including five children, were killed.

First Published: May 03, 2006 09:27 IST