Russian plane crashes after takeoff, no survivors expected

A Russian plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radars as it left a Moscow airport, heading for the Urals.

The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing.

An emergency services source has told Interfax news agency the plane crashed and there was “no chance” of survivors.

It reportedly fell near Argunovo, about 80km (50 miles) south-east of Moscow.

According to another news agency, the jet vanished from radar screens two minutes after it left Domodedovo Airport.

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