An Antonov An-148 operated by Saratov Airlines and carrying 65 passengers and six crew went missing shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, an emergency services source told Russian media.
“The airplane reportedly crashed outside Argunovo village [in the Moscow region],” the source told Interfax news agency. “The crew and passengers had no chance.”
The Russian Emergencies Ministry says it is verifying reports that the An-148 has crashed outside Moscow.
The aircraft departed from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport and was heading for Orsk, a city lying close to the Russia-Kazakhstan border.
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An Antonov An-148 RA-61704 operated by Saratov Airlines and carrying 65 passengers and six crew went missing shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, an emergency services source told Russian media.
Only 6 minutes in the air and it crashes. Per the above posted FlightRadar 24 graphic, it appears to be gaining altitude fine to about 11:25:45 UTC, then seems to drop a bit then rise over the next minute or slightly less, then the altitude line just suddenly drops off at near vertical. One has to believe a catastrophic mechanical, structural failure or an act of terrorism has occurred. It appears to have killed all on board. RIP to those killed.
Some sources say that is collision with helicopter, but no confirmation yet
Live video on : https://vk.com/video-24199209_456253593
1TV Rus just showed some pictures, apparently only smaller pieces were found and reports say, there have been falling burning parts in the sky. So it seems the airplane blew up mid air. I'll post a source, once I get one on the net.