Date: October 04, 2001
Time: 1344
Location: 110 miles SW of Sochi, Russia
Operator: Sibir Airlines
Flight #: 1812
Route: Tel Aviv - Novosibirsk, Russia
AC Type: Tupolev Tu-154M
Registration: RA-85693
cn / ln: 90A-866
Aboard: 78   (passengers:66  crew:12)
Fatalities: 78   (passengers:66  crew:12)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft exploded in mid-air at 36,000 ft. while en route over the Black Sea. The plane then nose-dived crashing into the water. The airliner was brought down accidentally by a Ukrainian surface-to-air missile, fired during military exercises.

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