~@ I attempted to locate a local article about the crash but the translator wouldn’t work… Why is that?….
A Russian airliner crashed minutes after takeoff from one of Moscow’s airports on Sunday, killing all 65 passengers and six crew members on board, officials said.
The plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines, that had taken off from Domodedovo Airport and was headed to Orsk about 1,000 miles southeast of Moscow, REN-TV reported.
The Moscow Inter-Regional Transport Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement to Interfaxthat all people on board the plane have died. “The plane was carrying 65 passengers and six crewmembers. All of them died,” the agency said.
Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov added that “judging by everything, no one has survived this crash.”
Authorities have found a black box belonging to the aircraft and have cordoned off the area of the crash site, regional head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Sergei Poletykin said in a conference call.
“One recorder was found at the crash site,” Poletykin said.
The crew of the doomed aircraft did not report any malfunctions, Svetlana Petrenko, an official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, told Interfax.