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Russian passenger plane with 71 people onboard crashes outside Moscow

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 Web Desk Moscow February 11


A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed in the outskirts of Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital`s Domodedovo airport.

The plane operated by Saratov Airlines had 65 passengers and 6 crew members onboard the plane, as per media reports.

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The Antonov An-148 plane operated was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals and crashed in the Ramensky district outside Moscow.

News agencies said witnesses in the village of Argunovo saw a burning plane falling from the sky, AFP reported.

According to Aviation Safety Network, “flight 6W703 took off from runway 14R at Domodedovo Airport at 14:21 hours local time (11:21 UTC) and last contact on flight tracking website Flightradar24 was 14:27 hours.”

“Weather about the time of departure at Domodedovo Airport included limited visibility (2100 m) during a light snowfall and the temperature was -5°C, overcast cloud deck at 2600 feet AGL,” it added.

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