Russian plane carrying 71 people crashes outside Moscow

- A passenger aircraft with 71 people on board crashed shortly after takeoff outside Moscow on Sunday and fragments of it have been found, Russian media reported.

The plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines, that had taken off from Domodedovo Airport and was headed to Orsk about 1,000 miles southeast of Moscow, REN-TV reported.

Russia's Interfax and TASS News Agencies said all 71 people were feared to be dead. A source from Russia's emergency services told Interfax those on board "had no chance" of survival, and that the wreckage from the plane was spread over a wide area around the crash site.


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