Report: Armenian plane crash not terrorism

YEREVAN, Armenia, May 3 (UPI) -- Russian officials say they have ruled out terrorism as the cause of Wednesday's crash of an Armenian A-320 jetliner in Black Sea early Wednesday.

All 113 people aboard the plane were killed.


"The only thing that can be said about versions of what has happened is that the version of a terrorist act has been fully excluded," a spokeswoman for the Russian Prosecutor-General's Office told the Itar-Tass news agency.

Interfax said 48 bodies had been brought to the southern seaport resort of Sochi. The tail section of the jetliner had been recovered and was being examined but the black box flight recorders had not been found.

The Armavia Airlines plane was flying from the Armenian capital of Yerevan to Adler, which services Sochi, the Novosti news agency said.

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