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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tears, Relief at Domodedovo

Relatives of those on Sibir Flight 778 arrived Sunday afternoon at a crisis center set up at Domodedovo Airport to provide them with information and aid.

A man who gave his name only as Vyacheslav -- whose brother, sister-in-law and their 4-year-old son were on the plane and were not on a list of those hospitalized alive -- stood grimly on the grass while his friend Larisa Kolcheva, 27, sat on a curb fighting back tears.

Kolcheva said the three had flown up to Moscow from the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, on Saturday morning and spent the day with her and Vyacheslav before leaving for Irkutsk in the evening.

"We met them yesterday morning at this very airport. It was great. We spent the day with them seeing Moscow. They were sitting with us in a cafe literally yesterday evening. Everything was beautiful," Kolcheva said, starting to cry.

Later, a woman rushed out of the crisis center with a relieved smile, dialed her cellular phone, and exclaimed "Mama, Pashka's alive! He just went into a clinic."

The woman, who declined to give her name, said the man was one of her brother's two friends who were on the flight.

"We still have hope," said 27-year-old Roman Gavrilov, whose father had gone to Irkutsk for a fishing trip with old army buddies, his first vacation in three years.