Russia: Aircraft with 71 people on board crashes on outskirts of Moscow; reports say no survivors found

In a massive aircraft accident, a Russian domestic passenger plane crashed on the outskirts of the Russian capital on Sunday after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport, Russian media reported.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district outside Moscow.

Russian news agencies reported 65 passengers and 6 crew were on board.

Earlier, a BBC report had reported that the aircraft had vanished from radar screens after it left Moscow for the Urals.

CNN reports that rescue teams are on the way to the site where the plane is believed to have crashed.

A Reuters report quoted by NDTV says that the debris of the aircraft has been found and that there are no survivors.

With inputs from AFP


Updated Date: Feb 11, 2018 19:08 PM

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