An-148 “the Saratov airlines” has apparently crashed in a collision with the earth
Moscow. 11 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — An-148 Aircraft, presumably, destroyed by the collision with the ground, not in air, as previously thought, reported “Interfax” in the operational headquarters on the spot.
“The nature of the damage on the ground, a trail left by a plane in a field in the form of a funnel, talking about a possible strong impact of the aircraft on the ground. In turn, the nature of defragmentation of the aircraft also indicates that the destruction occurred not in the air and collision with the ground”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
He said that, “apparently, the plane went into the ground with tanks full of fuel”.
“At the crash site still has a strong odor of kerosene, and excessively small fragments remaining from the aircraft indicate the presence of a powerful destructive factor, perhaps in the form of full fuel tanks, upon impact of the aircraft on the ground. Tanks, presumably detonated” — he said.
The plane “the Saratov airlines” crashed in the Ramenskoye district of the Moscow region after the flight from Domodedovo to Orsk. On Board were 71 people, mostly residents of the Orenburg region.