Safety of Journalists > Targeted and cross fire killings > Accidental deaths > Dmitry Runkov, Vadim Denisov, Alexandre Soydov, Michael Luzhetsky, Oleg Pestov, Eugene Tolstov, Pavel Obukhov, Alexander Suranov, Valery Rzhevsky

Russian Federation

Dmitry Runkov, Vadim Denisov, Alexandre Soydov, Michael Luzhetsky, Oleg Pestov, Eugene Tolstov, Pavel Obukhov, Alexander Suranov, Valery Rzhevsky

29 December 2016

Nine members of the Russian media were aboard the jet which crashed into the Black Sea on 25 December, killing 92 people aboard. They included crews from Channel One (correspondent Dmitry Runkov, cameraman Vadim Denisov and sound engineer Alexandre Soydov), NTV Channel ( correspondent Michael Luzhetsky, operator Oleg Pestov and sound engineer Eugene Tolstov) and Zvezda TV (correspondent Pavel Obukhov, cameraman Alexander Suranov and assistant cameraman Valery Rzhevsky).