Russian jet ‘crashes’ after Moscow take-off

A Russian airliner carrying at least 62 passengers has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals, media say.

The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it vanished.

An emergency services source has told Interfax news agency the plane crashed and there was “no chance” anyone could have survived.

There were also six crew members aboard, the source added.

The source said the jet had come down near the village of Argunovo, about 80km (50 miles) south-east of Moscow.