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Russian plane carrying 71 crashes near Moscow

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The Latest on a Russian plane crash Sunday near Moscow (all times local):
  
3:50 p.m.
  
A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people has crashed near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city's airports. No survivors have been reported.
  
The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens Sunday afternoon a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport en route to the city of Orsk, some 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) southeast of Moscow. The plane reportedly belonged to Saratov Airlines, a Russian commercial carrier.
  
Plane fragments were found in the Ramenskoye area 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the airport. Footage on Russian state television showed them strewn across a snowy field with no buildings nearby.
  
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2:40 p.m.
  
Russia's Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane has crashed near Moscow and fragments of it have been found.
  
The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon. News reports said 71 people - 65 passengers and six crew - were aboard the plane heading for the city of Orsk, about 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) southeast of Moscow.
  
The Tass news agency says the plane fragments were found in the Ramenskoye area about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the airport.
  
Russian media said the jet belonged to Saratov Airlines.

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