BREAKING Antonov An-148 with 71 people onboard missing after taking off from Moscow

Saratov Airlines An-148 (reg. RA-61704) crashed around the village of Argunovo shortly after takeoff from Moscow.

Sixty-five passengers were on board the plane, along with six crew. Later on Sunday, the Emergencies Ministry published the full list of all 71 people killed in the crash. Among them were three children and three foreigners, reportedly citizens of Switzerland, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

The flight data recorder (FDR) has been found at the An-148’s crash site, the emergency operational headquarters has said. Preliminary reports indicate the pilots did not report any technical failures, nor did they activate a mayday call, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee.

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  • UPDATE Tues. 14:30 UTC Saratov Airlines An-148 crash may have been caused by iced speed probes.
  • UPDATE Tues. 09:00 UTC Recorders from Saratov Airlines An-148 recovered and brought to a laboratory for analyzing.
  • UPDATE Mon. 11:55 UTC Saratov suspends An-148 operations after fatal crash.
  • UPDATE Mon. 08:30 UTC Live stream from Saratov Airlines plane crash site.

  • UPDATE Mon. 05:30 UTC Saratov Airlines An-148 crash near Moscow has been captured by surveillance camera.

  • UPDATE 15:14 UTC Russian Emergency Situations Ministry says bodies of two plane crash victims found at crash site.
  • UPDATE 15:10 UTC Russian officials say all passengers aboard believed to have been residents of Orenburg region.
  • UPDATE 14:05 UTC Live view from the Saratov Airlines An-148 crash site.

  • UPDATE 13:51 UTC Criminal case opened as the Antonov An-148 wreckage is spread over 1 km, like a midair explosion.
  • UPDATE 13:40 UTC The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency’s (Rosaviatsia) spokesperson confirmed the communication with the crew was lost few minutes after the aircraft’s take-off. “The radio communication with the crew was lost several minutes after the take-off, the aircraft disappeared off the radar screen. According to preliminary information, the communication was lost in the Ramensky district of the Moscow Region,” the spokesperson said.
  • UPDATE 13:19 UTC First footage of crash site.

  • UPDATE 13:04 UTC Emergency crew sources confirm no survivors following Saratov Airlines An-148 crash.
  • UPDATE 13:00 UTC Interfax quoting emergency services source says there “is no chance” of survivors, wreckage spread over a kilometre around the village of Argunovo.

  • UPDATE 12:55 UTC Rescuers have not reached the scene yet.
  • UPDATE 12:39 UTC According to a source, there were 65 people onboard of the missing plane and six crew members.
  • UPDATE 12:35 UTC The plane is likely Saratov Airlines flight #6W703 from Moscow-Domodedovo to Orsk.
  • UPDATE 12:31 UTC “The airplane reportedly crashed outside Argunovo village [in the Moscow region],” the source told Interfax news agency. “The crew and passengers had no chance.”

the aircraft disappeared from the radar after takeoff from Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME).

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