The local emergency services are investigating the information about the crash of the Russian An-148 in Moscow region, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said Sunday.
|Photo for illustration. Source: Sputnik
"The plane crashed near the village of Argunovo. Passangers as well as the crew could hardly survive," a source told Sputnik, adding that the plane dissapeared from radars two minutes after departure.
"It is in the field in the Ramensky District. Rescuers have not reached the scene yet," the source said, adding that the aircraft was detected from air.
According to a Sputnik source, there were 65 people onboard of the missing plane and six crew members.
Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov is heading to the scene of Saratov Airlines An-148 crash in the Ramesnky District of the Moscow region, a spokesperson for the ministry told Sputnik.
"He [the transport minister] held talks with [Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir] Puchkov, [Governor of Moscow Oblast Andrei] Vorobyov and [Rosaviatsia head Alexander] Neradko and after that flew to the search site," the spokesperson said.