Russia plane crash: Passenger jet with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

 

Plane fragments were found in the Ramenskoye area about 25 miles from the airport. Footage on state television showed them strewn across a snowy field with no buildings nearby. It was unclear if there were any casualties among people on the ground at the crash site.

According to the tracking site Flightradar24, the aircraft was descending at a rate of 3,300ft per minute five minutes after take off, BBC News reports.

The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon

Source: Russia plane crash: Passenger jet with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

Saratov Airlines flight from Moscow to Orsk is missing according to reports in mediahttps://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/6w703#106596d0  pic.twitter.com/5a9TwnJJXQ

Flight took off from Moscow at 11:22 UTC time and 5 minutes later we tracked it descenting with 3300 feet per minute before the signal was lost. pic.twitter.com/6Bt5rCiKlm

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Russia’s Investigative Committee said all possible crash causes were being looked into.

Footage shows the aftermath of a plane crash near Moscow, in which 71 people are thought to have died

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