The Airbus 320 went down into the Black Sea during heavy rain as it approached the airport of the Russian city of Sochi. Most of the passengers were Armenian.
Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin said May 4 that a total of 53 bodies had been found so far and that 37 have been identified.
Of these, 26 were returned on May 5 to Yerevan. Armenian authorities say doctors ran out of sedatives as they sought to comfort relatives seeking to identify the remains of their loved ones.
(AP, Reuters, AFP)