BREAKING: Russian Aircraft Crashes, Killing Everybody On Board

By Ikenga Chronicles February 12, 2018

BREAKING:  Russian Aircraft Crashes, Killing Everybody On Board

A Russian aircraft carrying 71 people has crashed just outside of Moscow after taking off from Domodedovo international airport, an emergency service source told local media.

The An-148 aircraft operated by Saratov Airlines went missing from radar shortly after take-off from Moscow Airport.

Eye witnesses reported to emergency services that the plane crashed near Argunovo village, just outside of Moscow. A source told Russian media there were “no survivors”.

Russia’s emergencies ministry has confirmed the crash to local media, although an official statement has not yet been released.

A Ministry Spokesman told Russia’s TASS news agency: “Fragments of the An-148 and several bodies part have been found near the village of Stepanovskoye.”

Rescue teams are approaching the crash site on foot as they were unable to get there in their vehicles.

Russia’s Investigative Committee have sent forensic teams to the crash site and the nation’s Transportation Minister Maxim Sokolov is also said to be on his way to the area.

The plane is understood to have been carrying 65 passengers and six crew.