The moment when a Russian passenger plane crashed Sunday outside Moscow shortly after taking off was captured by a local surveillance camera.
The An-148 crash killed all 71 people on board.
Here is the video:
The plane was originally thought missing after it took off, Russian officials confirmed Sunday.
Russian media outlets heavily reported the event. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry confirmed the crash and said it was investigating the scene, and that fragments of the plane were found.
A source told Russian news agency TASS that the An-148 plane crash might have been due to a technical malfunction, a pilot’s error or the weather.
“Fragments of the An-148 and several bodies […] have been found near the village of Stepanovskoye,” a Russian Emergency Ministry spokesman told TASS.
The plane took off from Domodedovo Airport in Moscow and was en route to Orsk.
“We have received reports that an An-148 passenger plane that took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo for Orsk airport went missing from radars. A team of rescuers has been sent to the presumable crash site in Moscow region’s Ramensky district,” TASS’ source had reported.
“Eyewitnesses have said they saw the plane crash into the ground and was reportedly on fire,” The Daily Star reported.