Published: Mon, February 12, 2018

Russian plane crashes, all 71 people on board killed

Russian plane crashes, all 71 people on board killed

A RUSSIAN aircraft carrying 71 people has crashed just outside of Moscow after taking off from Domodedovo worldwide airport, an emergency service source told local media.

The plane that operated by Russia's Saratov Airlines Crashed near Moscow and it killed almost 71 people across the Russian median story.

Maxim Sololov said that "judging by everything, no-one has survived this crash" after the An-148 regional jet went down a few minutes after takeoff on Sunday.

Later it became known that the crashed aircraft A-148 was used for 8 years.

A source told the Russian news agency Interfax that those on board "had no chance" of survival.

Witnesses said the plane erupted into flames as it fell from the sky at close to 3,000 feet per minute, the Guardian reported.

A source told news agency TASS: 'Debris has been found, there are no survivors'.


Russia's EMERCOM confirmed that rescuers which arrived at the crash site and found two bodies from the plane.

Nine months before that, a FlyDubai Boeing 737-88 aircraft crashed in Southern Russia, killing all 65 people on board, reported The Guardian, saying the crash was a result of bad weather and pilot error. At this time, no terrorism is suspected, but authorities have launched an investigation into any possible criminal causes for the crash.

The Antonov An-148 was en route to the city of Orsk in the Ural mountains.

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, expressed his condolences to the families and friends of those who died in the crash and ordered the government to set up a special commission to investigate.

First images show by https://t.co/de0hnEd54U of what is reportedly the accident scene of Saratov Airlines flight #6W703 near Moscow.

"He [the transport minister] held talks with [Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir] Puchkov, [Governor of Moscow Oblast Andrei] Vorobyov and [Rosaviatsia head Alexander] Neradko and after that flew to the search site", the spokesperson said.

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