Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow, killing all 71 people on board

A man stands near part of the plane that crashed after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport on February 11, 2018.

A Russian passenger plane has crashed near Moscow soon after take-off, killing all 71 people on board, with investigators saying they are looking at all possible causes.

Key points:
The plane had been carrying 65 passengers and six crew
Vladimir Putin ordered a special investigative commission to be set up
Investigators are looking at all possible causes including weather conditions and human error
The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport en route to the city of Orsk, about 1,500 kilometres south-east of Moscow.

Fragments from the Antonov An-148 airliner were found in the Ramenskoye area, about 40 kilometres from the airport.

The office of Russia’s transport prosecutor said all 71 people on board had been killed.

via Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow, killing all 71 people on board – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)