December 29, 2016 / 9:23 AM / a year ago

Russia says needs at least 30 days to find cause of Black Sea plane crash

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities said on Thursday it would take at least 30 days to establish the cause of a plane crash in the Black Sea on Sunday that killed 92 people.

A handout photo, provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry, shows the wreckage of the crashed military Tupolev TU-154 plane lifted from the waters of the Black Sea during a search operation near Sochi, Russia, December 26, 2016. Vladimir Velengurin/Russian Emergencies Ministry via REUTERS

“We hope to reach final conclusions no earlier than in 30 days,” Sergei Bainetov, lieutenant general with Russian defence ministry, told a briefing.

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Peter Hobson; Editing by Katya Golubkova

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