The plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines, that had taken off from Domodedovo Airport with 71 people aboard and was headed to Orsk,
The flight took off from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport and spent about 5 minutes in the air before a signal was lost about 12 miles southeast of the airport, according to Flightradar24, a fight-tracking website.
"I left the house, saw the plane, an explosion was heard and the sky turned red," the unnamed woman told the television station.
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Speed sensors that were iced over may have caused a passenger jet to crash near Moscow, killing all 71 people on board, investigators say.
ShanwickOceanic wrote:Breaking on BBC News at the moment:Speed sensors that were iced over may have caused a passenger jet to crash near Moscow, killing all 71 people on board, investigators say.
JLAmber wrote:Frozen pitot tube(s) again? Seems to be the major cause of crashes of late.
In the afternoon of Feb 13th 2018 the MAK reported, that decoding of the FDR data has been completed. Preliminary analysis shows, that the pitot heatings for all three pitot probes were off while the pitot heatings had been turned on prior to departure on the previous 15 flights.