VN extends sympathy over air crash in Russia
19:56 | 12/02/2018
VGP – State President Tran Dai Quang on Monday sent a message of sympathy to Russian President V. Putin after over an air crash in Russia on February 11.

The accident killed all 6 crew members and 65 passengers on board when the An-148 plane of Saratov Airlines crashed en route from Moscow to Orsk of the Orenburg region.

The plane took off from Domodedovo Airport at 14:21 Moscow time. Radio contact with flight 730 to Orsk was lost when it vanished from radar several minutes later, according to Russian news agency RT.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation with authorities considering technical malfunction, weather conditions and pilot error among the possibilities.

Earlier, eyewitnesses told Life they saw a flash in the sky, alleging that one of the engines could have malfunctioned and explode./.

By Huong Giang

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