2. Relatives of the passengers by the airport building
3. Flight arrivals board showing Tel Aviv flight
4. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Vox Pop, Relative
"I was listening to the radio and found out that the plane crashed. My father was on the plane. He has been living in Israel for three years. We visited him last year, now we decided to invite him to us. We came from Sochi yesterday and he had to come from Tel-Aviv today."
5. Crying man
6. Relatives crying
7. Man crying
8. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Vox Pop, Relative
"I am meeting my wife."
Question: "Is she living there, in Israel?"
"She visited our son there."
Q: "How did you find out about the catastrophe?"
A: I just heard about it right now, somebody cried and I asked what happened. I have been waiting for her since 4PM."
9. Woman crying
10. Woman is given injection of sedative
11. Relatives at the airport enquiries window
12. Pan interior of airport
13. Close shot written announcement prepared by Sibir airlines
"Sibir airlines regretfully confirms that our plane flight 1812 from Tel-Aviv to Novosibirsk disappeared from radar screens at 1345 Moscow time. Although we don't know yet the details of the catastrophe we can only confirm there were 76 people on the board, 12 of them plane crew. The passenger list is now being checked.
Relatives of the passenegers aboard a Russian airliner which crashed over the Black Sea on its way from Tel Aviv, comforted one another at the international airport in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.
The Tupolev 154 went down in pieces 114 miles (182 kilometers) off the Russian coastal city of Adler, located on the Georgian border, said Vasily Yurchuk, a spokesman for the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
US officials said on Thursday that a missile fired during a military training exercise in Ukraine appears to have accidentally brought down the Russian airliner.
A Defence Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the surface-to-air missile was fired from the Crimean region of Ukraine.
Ukraine is the only country known to be conducting military exercises in the Black Sea area, the official said.
The defence official said the Ukrainian military was conducting an air defence exercise off the Crimean coast that involved both warships and aircraft.
Those warships have the ability to fire surface-to-air missiles, the official said.
The downing of the airliner appeared to be accidental, officials said.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said terrorism could be the cause.
"A civilian aircraft crashed today and it is possible that it is the result of a terrorist act," Putin told a meeting of visiting European justice ministers in Moscow.
Ukraine's U.N. ambassador, Valery Kuchinsky, said he knew nothing of the missile report and was going to check with his government.
"I don't think so," he said. "We're very careful with our missiles, and we in fact transferred most of them, the biggest, to Russia, and what we have, we're very careful."
He said he didn't know of any military exercises or activities taking place Thursday.