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71 dead after Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow, officials say

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The passenger plane was flying from Moscow to the city of Orsk near the Kazakhstan border when it plummeted to the ground, state media said.

Source: NBC

There were no survivors on the Saratov Airlines flight that when it went down about 50 miles southeast of the capital.

Source: New York Times

A Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, and investigators said they were looking at all possible causes.

Source: Reuters

President Vladimir Putin ordered "relevant agencies to organize the search operation" after offering his condolences.

Source: Deutsche Welle

All Sources: New York Times Reuters NBC Deutsche Welle

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