Crashed near Moscow, the aircraft had flown for eight years
Crashed in the suburbs of the An-148 was brand new and flew for about eight years, reports “Interfax” with reference to emergency services.
The aircraft previously operated by the airline “Russia”, where the summers including on foreign routes. Then the aircraft was transferred to “Saratov airlines” under the agreement on the sublease of four aircraft of this type, designed for 83. Crashed An-148 was made less than eight years ago.
The an-148 aircraft presumably crashed in the Ramenskoye district of the Moscow region between settlements Zavorovo and Stepanovskaya. It is reported that witnesses saw the falling burning plane. The aircraft disappeared from radar after taking off from the Domodedovo airport. According to initial information, on Board were 71 people — 65 passengers and six crew members.
It was later confirmed that the emergency services found the crashed plane near the village of Argunovo. “The chances of survival for crew members and passengers was not” — said a source in the emergency services.
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I Express my condolences to the families of passengers and crew members of “Saratov airlines”. Offered MOE, the Ministry of transport any necessary assistance, including the Moscow medical institutions and social services.
— Sergey Sobyanin (@MosSobyanin) February 11, 2018
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