Beijing, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) — The An-148 passenger plane, carrying out a domestic flight, crashed in the Moscow Region on Sunday, all 71 people aboard were found dead. The reasons for the crash are being investigated.
The Russian Investigative Committee stated that the Russian An-148 plane was intact when it fell, there were no flames, the explosion took place after crash.
A Russian airliner carrying 71 people crashed on Sunday shortly after taking off from the country's second-busiest airport in Moscow, killing all the people on board.
The Antonov-148 of Saratov Airlines with 65 passengers and a crew of six was en route from Domodedovo Airport in Moscow to Orsk of the Orenburg Region in western Russia.
Radio contact with the seven-year-old Russia-made plane was lost at 14:21 Moscow time (1121 GMT), several minutes after takeoff.