Russian aircraft crashes after takeoff from Moscow

The pilots of the An-148 regional jet did not report any problems before the twin-engine aircraft plunged into the field about 40 kilometres from Domodedovo Airport authorities said

The crew of the Saratov Airlines flight that crashed near Moscow on Sunday didn't report any problems before the plane crashed into snowy terrain, killing all 71 people on board, state-run media said.

The agency said: "The An-148 passenger plane of the Saratov Airlines [flight 730 from Moscow to Orsk] took off from the Domodedovo airport at 14.21pm Moscow time".

Russia's state news agency Tass says the passenger plane that crashed had been flying since 2010, with a two-year break because of a shortage of parts.

Russia's Investigative Committee has opened an investigation into the crash of a Saratov Airlines plane near Moscow.

Fire and rescue divisions, ambulance brigades and other emergency services were immediately dispatched to the crash site, authorities said.

A source told Russian media there were "no survivors".

"We have all kinds of scenarios" for what may have caused the crash, Russian Transportation Ministry official Zhanna Terekhova told Rossiya-24.

Russia's gazeta.ru website cited unnamed investigators as saying the pilot had reported a technical malfunction and asked for clearance for an emergency landing at the nearby Zhukovsky International airport.

The Emergencies Ministry said it had sent crews to the crash site, in Stepanovskoye. "This could have been caused by anything, including human error or weather conditions".

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the creation of a "special commission in connection with the plane crash", said Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, according to Tass.

The plane was heading for Orsk, a city lying close to the Russia-Kazakhstan border.

The Russian-made AN-148 was seven-years-old and was bought by the airline one year ago. All 92 people aboard were killed, including more than 60 "cultural paratroopers" -members of the Russian military's famed Alexandrov Ensemble dance and choir company.

Andrei Odintsov, the mayor of Orsk, said six psychologists and four ambulances were working with relatives in the small airport.

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