The previous administration had promised up to $70 million to a Texas-based firm if it found the plane within 90 days.
A cockpit windshield detached at 32,000 feet. "The next thing I know, my co-pilot had been sucked halfway out of the window.”
One passenger said she “heard a big bang and the plane started to shake violently."
The Saratov Airlines airplane went missing from radars soon after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Sunday.
Officials said at least four other people were injured in the incident.
None of the 168 people on board the Pegasus Airlines flight was injured in the accident.
A U.S.-based tech company will lead the renewed hunt for the jetliner that vanished in 2014.
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If what he wrote at 9:13 a.m. is so obviously silly, why should anyone pay attention to what he wrote at 9:08?
The last major overhaul of airline safety actually took place during the Obama administration.