Russian Plane from the Saratov Airlines has crashed minutes after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. The plane had 71 passengers onboard and there are said to be no survivors. The Plane crashed just 80 km south-east of Moscow in a village called Argunovo. The An-148 aircraft was on way to the city of Orsk based in the Urals near Russian-Afghan border. As per the flight-tracking information, the plane was seen to be descending in just 5 minutes after take-off at a speed of 1000m per minute before the signal was lost.
Saratov Airlines which is based in Saratov, based 840 km from Moscow had suffered a ban on international flights when inspectors had found someone other than the crew in the cockpit. It was in 2016 that the airline had appealed against the ban and had changed its policy before it took over international charter flights. The airline mainly operated between Russian cities but also has destinations in Armenia and Georgia.