First video from Russian jet crash site, 71 believed dead
Footage allegedly showing the crash site of a Saratov Airlines plane near Moscow has emerged online
Video from the crash site appears to show pieces of wreckage in a snow-covered field.
State broadcaster and mouthpiece of the Kremlin Russia Today uploaded the footage to YouTube.
After leaving Moscow's Domodedovo airport, the Antonov An-148 jet carrying 71 people reportedly crashed in the countryside near the Russian capital on Sunday.
All those on board are thought to have died, officials told Russian media.
The Saratov Airlines plane disappeared from radar moments after take-off and crashed about 50 miles south-east of Moscow.
Russia’s EMERCOM confirmed that rescuers which arrived at the crash site and found two bodies from the plane.
The jet was heading toward the city of Orsk close to the border with Kazakhstan.
Flight-tracking site Flightradar24 tweeted that the aircraft was descending at 1,000m per minute, or 38mph, five minutes after taking off.
Saratov Airlines flight #6W703 has crashed about 5-6 minutes after take off from Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.
During the last seconds before it crashed the aircraft was falling with up to 22,000 feet per minute.
The aircraft involved was a 7 year old Antonov An-148. pic.twitter.com/0ENfhyI9Ts
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) February 11, 2018
In 2015 Saratov Airlines was banned from operating international flights when surprise inspectors found someone other than the flight crew was in the cockpit.
It flies mainly between Russian cities but also has destinations in Armenia and Georgia, after appealing the ban and changing its policies.