Modi mourns at Moscow air crash tragedy
Monday,12 Feb 2018 07:17 AM IST
Media Eye News Bureau: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences on the loss of lives in an air crash in Moscow.
PM said, "Deepest condolences on the tragic loss of life in today's air crash in Moscow. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims."
A passenger plane with 71 people on board crashed shortly after leaving Moscow, with no hope of survival of the crew and passengers, media reported.
The Antonov-148 of Saratov Airlines with 65 passengers and a crew of six was en route from Domodedovo Airport in Moscow to Orsk of the Orenburg Region in western Russia, Xinhua cited the Interfax news agency as saying.
Radio contact with the seven-year-old Russia-made plane was lost at 14:21 Moscow time (1121 GMT), several minutes after the takeoff.