Time: 8:45 p.m. CEST
The cause of crash of the Antonov An-148 in ownership of the Saratov Airlines is unknown despite that search and rescue crews recovered one of the flight recorders. All 65 passengers and six-crew members are dead after the airliner crashed shortly after departure at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
Investigators and emergency crews are working in snow-covered site to recover the debris of the Antonov An-148 after its crash near the village of Argunovo. The plane boarded with local residents traveling to city of Orsk departure at 2:27 p.m. local time on Sunday.
As the Flight-tracking site Flightradar24 published, the airplane descended at the rate of 1,000m (3,300ft) per minute. Russia’s official denied pilot reported a malfunction. According to Ria-Novosti, the pilot had 5,000 hours of flight time. The company that owns the plane could not flight internationally because breaking of the security protocols for crew in the cockpit.
The ban introduced in 2015 was lifted in 2016. The company serves flights locally, but also travels to Armenia and Georgia.