In this screen grab provided by the Life.ru, the wreckage of a AN-148 plane is seen in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane has crashed near Moscow and fragments of it have been found. (Life.ru via AP)
MOSCOW -- Russia's transport minister says there are no survivors from the crash of an airliner near Moscow.
The plane was reportedly carrying 65 passengers and six crew members.
Those onboard the airliner are believed to have been residents of the region where the plane was heading.
The Saratov Airlines An-148 took off from Moscow to Orsk, the second-largest city in the Orenburg region along the border with Kazakhstan.
The plane crash Sunday afternoon roughly 25 miles away from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
The Interfax news agency quoted Sergei Sheremetsinsky, a spokesman for the regional governor, as saying that all passengers were residents of the Orenburg region.
According to Russia's state media, the plane had been flying since 2010 with a two-year break due to a shortage of parts.
The plane was ordered by Rossiya Airlines but was placed into storage from 2015 to early 2017 due to the lack of parts.
State media reports that the plane re-entered service for Saratov Airlines in February of 2017.
The video below shows the moment of the plane's impact:
Surveillance footage captures the moment of impact of a deadly plane crash outside Moscow. There were 'no survivors' among the 71 on board according to the Russian transport minister. https://t.co/K3Zb4OGzTX pic.twitter.com/YmOPNF49Bu— ABC News (@ABC) February 11, 2018
Surveillance footage captures the moment of impact of a deadly plane crash outside Moscow. There were 'no survivors' among the 71 on board according to the Russian transport minister. https://t.co/K3Zb4OGzTX pic.twitter.com/YmOPNF49Bu