Russia investigators search Saratov plane crash site

Saratov Airlines Flight 703 with 71 people aboard goes down near Moscow soon after take-off from Domodedovo airport. The cause of the crash is unclear.

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    A plane has crashed in Russia, killing all 71 people on board.

    The Saratov Airlines jet took off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport and crashed shortly after take-off.

    The plane did not make an emergency call. One of the flight recorders has been recovered. Officials say they are considering weather conditions, pilot error and technical failure as possible causes of the crash.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.


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