Russian Jet Carrying 71 Crashes; All Feared Dead

Authorities confirm they've found the wreckage of the Saratov Airlines plane
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 11, 2018 7:01 AM CST
Russian Jet Carrying 71 Crashes Just After Takeoff
This 2015 file photo shows the Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, Russia.   (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)

A Russian passenger airline crashed Sunday in the Moscow region, according to various reports in Russian media that cited multiple unidentified sources. The Emergencies Ministry said it has sent crews to the reported crash site. The reports said the plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines, that had taken off from Domodedovo Airport with 71 people aboard; it disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff, reports CNN. Witnesses told Interfax that they had seen a plane in flames plunging out of the sky, reports the Washington Post. There are not believed to be any survivors, per Interfax. (More Russian plane crash stories.)

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