Russian plane crash

This item appears on page 18 of the April 2018 issue.

A Saratov Airlines plane carrying 65 passengers and six crew crashed soon after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport on Feb. 11, killing everyone on board. It was en route to the city of Orsk, just north of the Kazakhstan border. 

The plane was a Russian-made twin-engine Antonov An-180. Frozen-over speed sensors are suspected to have given incorrect readings, leading to the accident, with investigations ongoing as of press time. 

Worldwide, the crash was the first fatal accident on a large commercial airline in more than a year.