A passenger plane crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday afternoon shortly after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.
All 65 passengers and 6 crew members on board the Saratov Airlines jet are believed to have died, the Interfax and TASS news agencies reported, citing sources in the emergency services. “The crew and passengers had no chance of surviving,” an unnamed source was reported as saying by Interfax.
The plane crashed close to Stepanovskoye in the Ramensky district minutes after departing for Orsk in southern Russia, media report.
Video footage shown on Russian state television and social media claimed to show debris of the An-148 plane scattered across snowy fields.