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Saratov Airlines Antonov An-148 crashes near Moscow, all dead

Saratov Airlines Antonov An-148 has crashed near Moscow after departing from Domodedovo Airport in snow with 65 passengers and six crew members on board.

The aircraft disappeared from radar after departure. The aircraft crashed 14 miles northeast of the airport.

The flight was headed to Orsk as flight 6W 703.

The aircraft involved is RA-61704.

There are no survivors.

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Is Aeroflot headed back to being the world’s largest airline again?

Rosavia (Moscow) will not fly as Russia’s second big state airline according to Reuters. The Russian government reversed its previous policy and announced today (February 2) that six airlines which were to due to be merged under the Rosavia name will be privatised this year in order for the assets to be merged into Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow). The government previously wanted to combine bankrupt state aviation assets under the state corporation Russian Technologies and set up a new subsidiary named Rosavia to merge six state airlines, namely Rossiya Russian Airlines, KMV Avia (Kavminvodyavia), Vladivostok Air (Vladivostock Avia), Orenair (Orenburg Airlines), Saratov Airlines and SAT Airlines (Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy) (Sakhalin Airlines) under the Rosavia name and compete against Aeroflot. These airlines are now expected to become history. Is Aeroflot headed back to its Soviet size where it was once the world’s largest airline?

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