11-FEB-2018 - Saratov Airlines Antonov An-148-100 accident: 71 dead

11-FEB-2018 - Saratov Airlines Antonov An-148-100 accident: 71 dead
Status: Preliminary
Date: Sunday 11 February 2018
Time: 14:27
Antonov An-148-100
Operator: Saratov Airlines
Registration: RA-61704
C/n / msn: 27015040004
First flight: 2010
Engines: Progress D-436-148
Crew: Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers: Fatalities: 65 / Occupants: 65
Total: Fatalities: 71 / Occupants: 71
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: near Stepanovskoye, Ramenskoye District (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia
Destination airport: Orsk Airport (OSW/UWOR), Russia
Flightnumber: 6W703

Saratov Airlines flight 703, an Antonov An-148, was destroyed after impacting terrain near Stepanovskoye, Russsia. All 65 passengers and 6 crew members were killed.
The aircraft took off from runway 14R at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport at 14:21 hours local time (11:21 UTC). Last contact on flight tracking website Flightradar24 was 14:27 hours. Prior to that loss of contact, it was in a steep descent from 6400 feet according to ADS-B data.
The aircraft impacted a snowy field and disintegrated.

Weather about the time of departure at Domodedovo Airport included limited visibility (2100m) during light snowfall. Temperature was -5°C, overcast cloud deck at 2600 feet AGL.