- A Russian aircraft with 71 people on board reportedly crashed near Moscow
- Russian news agencies reported 65 passengers and 6 crew were on board
A Russian Antonov-148 aircraft with 71 people on board crashed near Moscow Sunday shortly after taking off from Domodedovo airport, Russian media reported.
Russian news agencies reported 65 passengers and 6 crew were on board.
The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district outside Moscow.
The aircraft went missing from radar shortly after take-off from the Moscow airport, according to the source.
A source told Russia’s Interfax news agency via Express UK: “The airplane reportedly crashed outside Argunovo village in the Moscow region.”
“The crew and passengers had no chance to survive,” the source added.
The aircraft was heading for Orsk; a city lying close to the Russia-Kazakhstan border.
Witnesses reportedly said they saw a burning plane falling from the sky and wreckage was spread over a large area.