71 Dead After Russian Passenger Plane Crashes Near Moscow

A Russian passenger plane crashed shortly after leaving a Moscow airport on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board.

The Saratov Airlines flight carrying 65 passengers and six crew members vanished minutes after take-off and crashed near the village of Argunovo, about 80km (50 miles) south-east of Moscow.

Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said: “Judging by everything, no one has survived this crash”

One of the passengers listed among the dead just happened to be the CFO of Rosatom. Rosatom by the way is the Russian nuclear company involved in Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One deal…..just a coincidence right?

RT reports: Domodedovo air traffic control lost contact with Saratov Airlines flight 703, bound for Orsk, several minutes after take off, an official from Russia’s Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) told local media. He said communication with the crew was cut and the plane vanished from radar screens.

Earlier in the day, debris was spotted from the air. Emergency services immediately deployed rapid response teams to the reported crash site, but rescuers and medics had to reach it on foot, walking through the countryside buried under snow.

Preliminary reports say the wreckage is spread across an area between adjacent villages. The Emergencies Ministry said the search-and-rescue operation will work around the clock, with the crash site observed by drones.

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