January 17
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A representative of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has informed that the search and rescue operations at the passenger plane crash site near Moscow have ended, reported RIA Novosti news agency of Russia.

In the representative’s words, however, investigators continue to work at the scene.

In addition, Alexander Bastrykin, Director of the Russian Investigative Committee, has informed that a complete investigation at the crash site will take several days.

A Saratov Airlines An-148 plane, which was en route from Moscow to Orsk, crashed on Sunday, several minutes after takeoff. All 65 passengers and 6 crew members on board were killed.

The cause of this disaster is unknown yet.

The flight recorder of this plane was found near the crash site.

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