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Passenger plane crashed near Moscow, 71 people were on board

There were no chances to survive for the crew and passengers, said a source in emergency services
16:17, 11 February 2018

112 Agency

The passenger plane of Saratov Airlines crashed after its departure from Moscow to Orsk (Orenburg region) near the village of Argunovo in the Moscow region, Interfax cites a source in emergency services.

According to preliminary data, on board there were 65 passengers and six crew members. There is no exact information about the dead at the moment.

"Presumably, the plane crashed near the village of Argunovo, and there were no chances to survive for the crew and passengers," the agency interlocutor said.

Earlier An-148 disappeared from the radar screens after the departure from Moscow to Orsk. Communication with the crew could not be established.

Eyewitnesses reported to the emergency services about the fall of an aircraft in the Ramensky district of the Moscow region.

Later it became known that the crashed aircraft A-148 was used for 8 years.

"The aircraft was produced less than eight years ago and was previously operated by the Rossiya airline, where it flew in foreign directions as well, and was later transferred to Saratov Airlines," the source said.

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