Google News 22/8/2006
No survivors in Ukraine plane crash
Russian news agencies said officials had ruled out terrorism as a cause. According to their information, the plane most likely was hit by lightning. There was no damage on the ground.
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Ukrainian emergency officials said there were no survivors from the Russian passenger jet that crashed Tuesday in eastern Ukraine with at least 170 people on board, a Russian news agency reported.
Tetyana Lytvynova, a spokeswoman for Ukraine's Emergency Situations Ministry, could not immediately confirm the RIA-Novosti report.
Russian news agencies said officials had ruled out terrorism as a cause. Russian and Ukrainian emergency officials said the Tupolev Tu-154 plane was en route from the Russian Black Sea resort of Anapa to St. Petersburg when it disappeared from radar screens while flying over eastern Ukraine around 2:30 p.m. (1230 GMT) after sending an SOS message.
Russian emergency spokeswoman, Irina Andriyanova, said that 30 bodies had been found. She said there were 171 people aboard: 160 passengers, including six children, and 11 crew members.
Lytvynova said there were 160 passengers and 10 crew members on board. The discrepancy could not immediately be explained. "
According to their information, the plane most likely was hit by lightning. There was no damage on the ground. After it fell, it broke apart and burst into flames,'' Andriyanova said.