Tu-154 last flight lasted about 70 seconds

Tu-154 last flight lasted about 70 seconds

Head of Russia’s Air Force flights safety service Sergey Bainetov said on Thursday that Tu-154 plane was in flight just seventy seconds before crashing in the Black Sea off the resort city of Sochi, TASS reports.

"Some emergency developed over just ten seconds, while up to that moment everything had been more or less normal," he said.

"The flight lasted about 70 seconds. The maximum altitude we established on the basis of retrieved flight data was about 250 meters and speed, about 360-370 kilometers per hour," Bainetov said.

At this point, he added, no data is available regarding the angle between the plane’s fuselage and the water surface at the moment of the crash.

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