A plane carrying 71 passengers has disappeared from the radar after taking off from Russia.
The plane, Saratov Airlines An-148, left from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport en route to the city of Orsk, when it vanished from the radar.
According to RT, whove spoken to emergency service workers, the plane has tragically crashed in the Moscow region.
Russian media have reported an aircraft with 71 people on board has crashed in the Moscow region shortly after taking off from the city's Domodedovo Airport
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The emergency service source explained:
The airplane reportedly crashed outside Argunovo village [in the Moscow region]. The crew and passengers had no chance.
It has now been confirmed by the Russian Emergencies Ministry that an An-148 plane has crashed outside Moscow.
A video from the scene shows just have devastating the crash was:
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The plane was carrying 65 passengers and six crew members – heading for Orsk, a city close to the Kazakhstan border.
The plane is reported to have climbed up to 6,400ft before it disappeared from the radar.
As of yet the cause of the plane crash is unknown.
Our thoughts go out to the friends and families of all those lost in this horrific crash.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.