Russian plane ‘crashes’ after Moscow take-off, killing 71

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.