Monday, 12 February 2018

Investigators comb crash site near Moscow where passenger jet crashed killing all 71 people

Hundreds of Russian investigators are searching snow-covered fields near Moscow, where a passenger jet crashed killing all 71 people on board.

The 65 passengers and six crew died when the Saratov Airlines jet went down minutes after take-off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Sunday.

Bad weather, human error or technical failure are seen as possible causes.

Officials do not see terrorism as a likely cause.

According to Russia's Investigative Committee, "when the plane crashed it was intact, there was no fire, and the explosion happened on impact".

Earlier some eyewitnesses had reported seeing the jet ablaze as it plummeted.

BBC          News.

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