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GLOBAL: Saratov Airlines flight 6W703 went off the radar after taking off from the city's Domodedovo airport, TASS Russian news agency reported just after 3:30 p.m. local time on Sunday.
BNO NEWS reported A Saratov Airlines plane carrying more than 70 people has crashed on the outskirts of the Russian capital of Moscow, local officials say. At least 2 bodies have been found but the fate of the other passengers was not immediately known.
The incident happened on early Sunday afternoon after the aircraft, an Antonov An-148, took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport for a flight to Orsk, which is a city near the border with Kazakhstan. A total of 65 passengers and 6 crew members were on board.
Flight-tracking services showed that Saratov Airlines Flight 6W703 took off from Domodedovo Airport at 2:20 p.m. local time and reached an altitude of 6,400 feet (1,950 meter) about 5 minutes later. It then briefly lost and regained altitude before starting a steep drop.
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A passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed shortly after taking off from an airport outside Moscow on Sunday, according to reports.
Saratov Airlines flight 6W703 went off the radar after departing Domodedovo airport, TASS Russian news agency reported at around 3:30 p.m. local time.
Russia's Interfax news agency quoted emergency services as saying there is "no chance" of survivors. It reported that fragments of bodies were scattered at the site of the crash in the Ramenskoye district, about 50km south-east of Russia's capital.
President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to form a commission to investigate the crash, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Tass news agency.
|We have download the full ADS-B data from Flightradar24 ADS-B network for flight #6W703 The data show that the aircraft was falling with 22,000 feet per minute when the signal was lost. Last position 55.29950,38.39580 - FLIGHT RADAR24|
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1. Interfax news agency
2. BNO NEWS
3. FLIGHT RADAR24
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