71 feared dead as Russian passenger plane crashes after take-off
A passenger plane has crashed near Moscow and fragments of it have been found, Russia's Emergencies Ministry has said.
The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon.
News reports said 71 people - 65 passengers and six crew - were on board the plane heading for the city of Orsk, about 1,000 miles south-east of Moscow.
The Tass news agency said the plane fragments were found in the Ramenskoye area about 25 miles from the airport.
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Russian media said the jet belonged to Saratov Airlines.