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Dozens Feared Dead As Russian Plane Crashes

A passenger plane with 71 people on board has crashed after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
All on board the Saratov Airlines plane were feared dead after it crashed on Sunday near Ramenskoe town, about 40km from Moscow's second-largest airport.
Emergency services confirmed finding debris of the Antonov An-148 on the outskirts of the capital, Russia's Tass news agency reported.

The plane was heading from Moscow to Orsk city, carrying 65 passengers and six crew members, according to Interfax news agency.

"Debris has been found, there are no survivors," Tass quoted an unidentified emergency services source as saying.


It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. The Russian Transport Ministry was considering various possible reasons, including weather conditions and a pilot error, Interfax said.


"Witnesses said they saw a burning plane falling out of the sky," said Al Jazeera's Rory Challands, reporting from Moscow. I've just been watching footage that seems to be from the crash site being aired on Russian TV - a snowy field and the yellow wreckage of this plane." 

From Al Jazeera

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