Russian jet crashes near Moscow; 71 feared dead

Russian Passenger Jet With 71 Aboard Crashes Near Moscow

Russian Passenger Jet With 71 Aboard Crashes Near Moscow

All 65 passengers and 6 crew members onboard the Saratov Airlines jet are believed to have died.

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RIA Novosti reports that the plane crashed 2 minutes after takeoff.

A passenger plane carrying 71 people has crashed in Russian Federation.

Russian news agency TASS has now confirmed that emergency services have discovered the wreckage with no survivors on board.

The jet was also reported to have crashed in close proximity to Argunovo, around 50 miles south-east of Moscow.

The Russian-made plane was 7 years-old and bought by Saratov Airlines from another Russian airline a year ago.

The Emergencies Ministry said it has sent crews to the reported crash site.

The aircraft, which was carrying 71 people, disappeared from radar just minutes after leaving Domodedovo Airport on Sunday, according to local media.

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