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09:04, 12 February 2018

Russia jet carrying 71 people crashes after Moscow take-off

AKIPRESS.COM - A Russian airliner has crashed after leaving Moscow's Domodedovo airport, killing all 65 passengers and six crew on board.

The Saratov Airlines jet vanished minutes after take-off and crashed near the village of Argunovo, about 80km south-east of Moscow.

The cause of crash is unclear. Investigators and emergency crews are working at the snow-covered site.

The Antonov An-148 was en route to the city of Orsk in the Ural mountains.

Pieces of wreckage and bodies were found spread over a large area. One of the flight recorders has been recovered, officials say.

President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences to the victims' families and announced an inquiry into the cause of the crash.

The plane crash was captured on surveillance footage:


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