Eleven bodies have so far been recovered from the Black Sea from yesterday's military aircraft crash. All 92 people on board died.
The Federal Aviation Administration states that it will allow U.S. airlines to resume flights at three Ukrainian airports, at Kharkiv, Dnipro and Zaporizhia, and over parts of the Black Sea, citing improved safety and security in parts of Ukraine.
A Russian Tu-154 military passenger airplane carrying 92 people including the Alexandrov Ensemble crashes into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff from Sochi. The airplane was headed towards Khmeimim, Syria. The Russian Armed Forces are actively involved in the Syrian Civil War.
The cargo ship Volgo Balt 199 sinks in the Black Sea near Istanbul with a Ukrainian and Russian crew of 12. Four crew members are rescued and one is found dead, while the rest are missing. Two rescuers are killed and two others left missing after their boat hit rocks during the search operations. [http:--www.trust.org-alertnet-news-three-killed-after-cargo-ship-sinks-off-istanbul- (Reuters)]date=August 2019