By Steve Dellar   |  02-11-2018   News
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Russian state media agency Interfax reports that a Russian passenger plane with 71 people aboard has crashed shortly after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.

It involves a domestic Russian flight flying from Moscow to Orsk in the Urals. The plane was an Antonov An-148 which was operated by Saratov Airlines.

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The jet vanished from radar screens some 6 minutes after take-off according to the airport’s control tower.

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An unnamed source in the emergency services claimed that "Tentatively, the plane has crashed near the village of Argunovo,”

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“The crew and passengers had no chance to survive."

TASS has been informed that several fragments of the plane have been found, adding that “no one survived."

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On board were sixty-five passengers and six crew.

Source:

https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/status/962668683897090049

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