Plane with 71 on board crashes near Moscow

Moscow: A Russian passenger plane with 71 people on board crashed shortly after taking off from Moscow airport on Sunday, media reports say.

Emergency Services told Interfax news agency that there was little chance of anyone having survived after the aircraft crashed near the town of Argunovo in Moscow province, Efe news agency reported.

The AN-148 was flying to the city of Orsk when it disappeared from radar screens, Interfax said.