Russian plane crash kills all 71 people on board

By: Bisola Bello February 12, 2018

An-148 aircraft carrying 65 passengers and six crew members crashed into snowy terrain near Moscow on Sunday killing all on board.

The crew of the Saratov Airlines flight didn’t report any problems before the plane crashed, state-run media said.

The passengers included three children, ages 5, 13 and 17, state news agency RIA reported

The plane headed to the Russian city of Orsk, near the border with Kazakhstan disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, Russian state news agency Tass reported.

The plane went down in Ramenskoye District, in the Moscow region, the Russian emergency ministry told CNN.

The cause of the crash remains uncertain. The Investigative Committee of Russia said officials have launched a criminal investigation, as all possible causes are being explored.



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