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Plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people say agencies

February 11, 2018 1:53 PM
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Russian state media said debris had been found and that there were no survivors of the crash. — Reuters picMOSCOW, Feb 11 — A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow otoday, killing all 71 people on board, news agencies said.

There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less than 10 minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, TASS reported.

The plane - a short-haul regional Antonov AN-148 - was bound for the Russian city of Orsk in the Orenburg region that borders Kazakhstan.

Russian state TV channel Rossiya-24 showed footage of fragments of the plane in a snow-covered field.

“Debris has been found, there are no survivors,” TASS quoted a source as saying.


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