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Russian plane crash kills all 71 on board

IANS  |  Moscow 

A Russian passenger plane with 71 passengers and crew on board crashed in region on Sunday, killing everyone on board, state news agency reported.

confirmed the crash of the plane shortly after it took off from

"Fragments of the and several bodies have been found near the village of Stepanovskoye," a told

Radio contact with the plane was lost several minutes after the take-off, the (Rosaviatsiya) said.

"The plane (flight 730 from to Orsk) took off at 14.21 time. According to preliminary data, there were 65 passengers and six crew members aboard the plane.

"Radio contact with the plane was lost several minutes after the take-off and the plane went out of the radars. In happened in region's Ramensky district," the agency said.

Among possible causes of the crash may be weather conditions, pilot error or technical malfunction, according to

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 19:18 IST
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