Moscow City Court to reconsider 2016 Sochi plane crash case
MOSCOW, January 13 (RAPSI) – The Second Cassation Court of General Jurisdiction on Monday ordered reconsideration of a case over a TU-154 military plane crash near Sochi in December 2016 that resulted in the death of over 90 people, lawyer Igor Trunov told RAPSI.
The matter is to be reheard by the Moscow City Court, he said
Relatives of the victims seek for granting of their compensation claims in full. Earlier, they were denied compensations by several instances.
The plane, which was carrying out a planned flight to Syria with 8 crew members and 84 passengers on board including journalists, musicians from the famous Alexandrov military ensemble and Elizaveta Glinka, widely known as Doctor Liza, the Fair Aid charity executive director and the inaugural winner of Russia's state prize for achievements in human rights, crashed into the Black Sea on December 25, 2016. The aircraft refueled at Adler’s airport and shortly after disappeared from radars. No one survived in the crash.
According to investigators, 156 persons have become victims in the case. Results of 356 forensic medical, 1 phonoscopic, 3 explosive and 23 molecular genetic examinations have been received. There are about 100 witnesses in the case, the Investigative Committee said earlier.