MOSCOW — A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed Sunday near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city’s airports.
The Saratov Airlines aircraft disappeared from radar following take-off and went down near the village of Argunovo, about 50 miles southeast of Moscow.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to the victims’ families and promised a full investigation.
Surveillance video shows the plane crashing in the distance:
Flight 6W703: First video from Russian plane crash site. The footage shows the wreckage dispersed in the snow.