Russian Airliner Saratov Airlines Antonov An-148 plane carrying 65 passengers has crashed after vanishing from radar screens. The regional jet with 71 peoples reported to be onboard was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing after it left a Moscow airport for the Urals, local media stated.
An emergency service reported “no chance of survivor” after the crash as it reportedly fell near Argunovo, about 80km (50 miles) south-east of Moscow. Rescue teams are approaching the crash site on foot as they were unable to get there in their vehicles.
Russia’s Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) reported that the jet vanished from radar screens two minutes after it left Domodedovo Airport. Witnesses in the village of Argunovo saw a burning plane falling from the sky.
A ministry spokesman told Russia’s TASS news agency: “Fragments of the An-148 and several bodies plane have been found near the village of Stepanovskoye.”