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Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead

2018-02-11 17:22
A plane has crashed in Russia, with all 71 people on board believed to have been killed. The flight reportedly disappeared from radar ten minutes after take-off in Moscow. Russian news agencies, citing official sources, say there are no survivors. Its thought there were 65 passengers and six crew members on board. The plane, operated by domestic carrier Saratov airlines, took off from Domodedovo airport. It was destined for the Russian city of Orsk, bordering Kazakhstan The Russian transport ministry is reportedly considering various causes for the crash, including weather conditions and pilot error. Credit: AP and Reuters