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Over 4000 fragments of plane found at Saratov Airlines An-148 crash site

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Crash responders have found more than 4000 fragments of the Antonov An-148 passenger plane at its crash site in the Moscow region, a source in the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.

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"As of 19:00 Moscow time, a total of 4139 fragments of the plane have been found and collected," TASS cited the source as saying.

The search operation at the crash site continues, its area has been expanded to 50 hectares.

On February 11, an Antonov An-148 passenger aircraft, operated by Saratov Airlines, which was en route to the town of Orsk, crashed several minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, killing all 71 people aboard.


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