Russian Jet Carrying 71 Passengers 'Crashes' After Moscow Take-Off

Russian Jet Carrying 71 Passengers 'Crashes' After Moscow Take-Off

A source from Russia's emergency services said that the passengers and crew "had no chance" of survival.

A RUSSIAN aircraft carrying 71 people has crashed just outside of Moscow after taking off from Domodedovo worldwide airport, an emergency service source told local media.

A Russian airliner has crashed moments after taking off from the country's second-busiest airport, killing all 71 people on board.

Plane fragments were found strewn in a snowy field in the town of Ramenskoye about 25 miles from Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

Russian Federation media is covering every spot of it and they are unable to reach teh crash site by road as the rescue workers walked there on bare foot.

The flight was heading to Orsk in Orenburg Oblast, near the southern Russian border with Kazakhstan.

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Two bodies have been found at the site, according to an official at Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry.

Russia's transport minister announced this afternoon that there are no-one survived the crash, according to the Press Association.

Tass reports it re-entered service for Saratov Airlines in February 2017. Prosecutors have opened an investigation into Saratov Airlines following the crash.

The governor of the capital's province, Andrei Vorabiov, went today to the zone where the An-148 crashed, in the region of Remensk, located in the outskirts of the capital.

The cause of the crash is put down to bad weather and errors by the Polish pilot and Russian air controllers. "During the last seconds before it crashed the aircraft was falling with up to 22,000 feet per minute.The aircraft involved was a 7 year old Antonov An-148", Flight-tracking site Flightradar24 tweeted.

Russia's most recent high-profile plane accident came in December 2016 when a military transport plane carrying dozens of members of the Red Army choir to Syria crashed into the Black Sea.

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