A Russian passenger jet carrying at least 170 people â?? including 45 children â?? crashed Tuesday in eastern Ukraine after sending a distress signal, killing all aboard.
Russian authorities said they had ruled out terrorism, and Ukrainian officials said there was bad weather in the area at the time.
The Pulkovo Airlines Tu-154 was en route from the Russian Black Sea resort of Anapa to St. Petersburg and disappeared from radar screens while flying over eastern Ukraine around 2:30 p.m. local time.