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A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country’s second-busiest airport crashed on Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field outside 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 (25 miles) from Domodedovo Airport, authorities said.

A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country’s second-busiest airport crashed on Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field outside 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 (25 miles) from Domodedovo Airport, authorities said.

Sunday’s disaster ends a 440-day streak without a commercial passenger jet fatality — the longest stretch in modern aviation history.
Saratov Airlines, a regional carrier, had no crashes until Sunday. But in October 2015, Russian aviation regulators temporarily banned Saratov from conducting international flights after a surprise inspection.
That inspection led to the discovery that a close relative of the airline’s general director was “in the cockpit during operations,” said ch-aviation, which maintains aviation industry data.
Saratov resumed international flights six months later.
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