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Plane crashes in Russia with 71 on board - reports

A passenger airline has crashed in the Moscow region, according to Russian news reports.

The reports said the plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines, that had taken off from Domodedovo Airport with 71 people aboard.

The Emergencies Ministry said it has sent crews to the reported crash site.

Russian state news agency Tass said the authorities had confirmed that fragments of crashed airliner have been found.

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