All 71 people, including six crew members, onboard a Saratov Airlines plane were killed after it crashed outside Russia’s Moscow, authorities confirmed. President Vladimir Putin offered condolences to the family members of those killed in the crash.
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said two bodies were recovered along with the cockpit voice recorder from the crash site.
Two bodies, as well as a cockpit voice recorder and parts of the fuselage, have been retrieved from the crash site of the Saratov Airlines An-148, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry reported.
The area has been cordoned off by the police and the National Guard, the head of the local branch of the Emergencies Ministry, Sergey Poletykin, said on Sunday.
The search-and-rescue operation is ongoing. Special lighting has been set up so the operation can continue into the night, he added. Earlier, the ministry said the area will be observed by drones.
Meanwhile, the Transport Prosecutor’s office said everyone aboard the An-148 was dead.
Earlier, the Emergencies Ministry released the names of all 71 people on board the ill-fated aircraft.