Russian jet crashed near Moscow, all 71 people aboard feared dead


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  • 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.

Source :

Express UK, RT, Rferl

This article has been viewed 206 times. Article originally posted: February 11, 2018, 7:56 pm (UTC-0). Last update: February 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm (UTC-0).

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