Plane with 71 on board crashes outside Moscow

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A Russian aircraft carrying 71 people has crashed just outside Moscow after take-off from Domodedovo international airport, an emergency service source told local media. An Antonov An-148 operated by Saratov Airlines and carrying 65 passengers and six crew went missing shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, an emergency services source told Russian media.

“The airplane reportedly crashed outside Argunovo village [in the Moscow region],” the source told Interfax news agency. “The crew and passengers had no chance.”
The Russian Emergencies Ministry says it is verifying reports that the An-148 has crashed outside Moscow.
The aircraft departed from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport and was heading for Orsk, a city lying close to the Russia-Kazakhstan border.

source: RT