Russian plane crashes in Moscow region

Russian plane crashes in Moscow region

Russian plane crashes in Moscow region

"We have received reports that an An-148 passenger plane that took off from Moscow's Domodedovo for Orsk airport went missing from radars".

The domestic plane was being operated by Saratov airlines, and had 65 passengers on board, along with six crew members. Prosecutors have opened an investigation into Saratov Airlines following the crash.

Later it became known that the crashed aircraft A-148 was used for 8 years.

An emergency services source has told a news agency there was "no chance" anyone could have survived.

Witnesses reported seeing the passenger plane on fire as it plummeted to the ground, Interfax said.

Russia's Investigative Committee have sent forensic teams to the crash site and the nation's Transportation Minister Maxim Sokolov is also said to be on his way to the area.

Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "The president offers his profound condolences to those who lost their relatives in the crash".

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A source told news agency TASS, "Debris has been found, there are no survivors".

TV footage from the crash site showed airplane fragments lying in the snow.

Two bodies had been recovered from the wreckage by Sunday evening local time, Russia's Emergencies Ministry reported.

Russian Federation has seen record high snowfalls in recent days and visibility was reportedly poor.

The plane that got into crash was 7 year old made and it was bought by Saratov airlines from another Air line about an Year ago.

The ministry said "rescue workers, ambulances and firefighters" headed to the site.

In March 2016, a Boeing 737-800 flown by FlyDubai crashed while landing at Rostov-on-Don, killing all 62 people aboard.

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