February 18, 2019

Plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, 71 feared dead

11 February 2018, 03:35 | Devin Moran

Plane carrying 71 crashes in Russia, likely killing all on board - reports

Russian Plane with 71 People Onboard Crashes

A Russian jet carrying 71 people onboard crashed in Moscow region within minutes of taking off from Domodedovo global airport on Sunday.

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"The crew and passengers had no chance", a source was quoted as saying Interfax news agency.

Russia's Emergencies Ministry has said it is urgently sending crews to the reported crash site.

A passenger plane carrying 71 people has crashed in Russian Federation, according to reports.

A source at Domodedovo, Moscow's second largest airport, told agencies that the plane disappeared from radars within two minutes of take off.

A Russian plane has crashed after taking off from Moscow, according to Russian media.

The Russian transport minister was on his way to the crash site, agencies reported.

It is not immediately clear what caused the crash, with weather conditions and pilot error said to be among the possible reasons.

It was reportedly en route from Moscow to the Russian city of Orsk when it vanished from radar.

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