Preliminary Forensic Report On Tu-154 Plane Crash Victims

The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has circulated preliminary reports of forensic examination of victims of the Tu-154 airliner crash. All the 14 passengers whose bodies were found in the search-and-rescue effort died from barotrauma. Mechanical wounds were also found on the bodies, said Deputy Prosecutor General Sergei Fridinski. Carbon monoxide was discovered in the passengers' blood, which shows that fire broke out on board the plane, Fridinski added. As of today, 13 out of the 14 bodies have been identified.