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Plane carrying 71 people crashes in Moscow, Russia

A plane with 71 people on board has crashed shortly after taking off from Moscow, Russia. No survivors have been reported among the 65 passengers and six crew members on board.

According to TASS news agency, the Saratov Airlines plane disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport en route to the Russian city of Orsk about 1,000 miles southeast.

Fragments of the Antonov AN-148 regional jet were found near the village of Stepanovskoye, just 25 miles west of Moscow, a spokesman with Russia’s Emergencies Ministry tells TASS.

A report by RT said the crash site was inaccessible to rescue teams using vehicles. They had to access it on foot instead.

The cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained.

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