Russian plane with 71 passengers on board MISSING after vanishing from radar

The Russian plane with 71 passengers on board MISSING after vanishing from radar

An Antonov An-148 operated by Saratov Airlines flying at 3,000 ft and carrying 65 passengers and six crew went missing shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, an emergency services source told Russian media.

“The airplane reportedly crashed outside Argunovo village [in the Moscow region],” the source told Interfax news agency. “The crew and passengers had no chance.”

The Russian Emergencies Ministry is verifying reports that the An-148 has crashed outside Moscow.

The aircraft departed from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport and was heading for Orsk, a city lying close to the Russia-Kazakhstan border.

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