Investigators comb Russia Saratov crash site near Moscow:
Russian investigators are searching snow-covered areas near Moscow for hints why a passenger airplane crashed.
All 71 crew and passengers were killed when the Saratov Airlines jet went down minutes after taking off from Domodedovo airport on Sunday afternoon.
Officials say they’re considering weather conditions, human error and technical failure as potential causes.
They didn’t mention the possibility of terrorism. The Antonov An-148 was en route to Orsk in the Ural mountains.
It crashed near the village of Argunovo, about 80km (50 miles) south-east of Moscow. Wreckage and body parts are strewn over a large area.
Rescuers had to leave their vehicles and reach the remote crash site on foot.
A spokeswoman for the crash investigation agency, Svetlana Petrenko, said searching the area would take at least a day, the gazeta.ru news website reported.
The airplane did not make an emergency call. One of the flight recorders has been recovered.