JOHANNESBURG – At least 71 people have been killed after the plane they were travelling in crashed near Moscow, Russia.
The aircraft disappeared from the radar 10 minutes after leaving the city's Domodedovo Airport.
The plane was heading to the city of Orsk.
First VIDEO from Russian plane crash site emerges online. The footage shows wreckage scattered in the snow. Russia’s EMERCOM confirmed that rescuers which arrived at the crash site and found two bodies from the plane. (RT) https://t.co/ZLvTWesSah pic.twitter.com/FfBu6Ma0j5— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) February 11, 2018
Authorities say there are no survivors. 65 passengers and 6 crew members were on board.
It's not yet clear what caused the crash but Russia's Transport Ministry suspects bad weather is to blame.
Plane crashed in Moscow, 60+ people on board, rescue can't get to it as its in the middle of the forest. Its debris already being covered by snowfall. Will update more pic.twitter.com/V58D5xk4ql— English Russia (@EnglishRussia1) February 11, 2018
The Moscow region has experienced some of its heaviest snowfall in decades.