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    Russian EMERCOM personnel in the Ramensky district of the Moscow region, where an An-148 passenger plane of the Saratov Airlines performing Flight 703 from Moscow to Orsk crashed on February 11, 2018.

    Over 1400 Body Parts Found at An-148 Plane Crash Site in Moscow Region

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 1400 fragments of bodies, as well as 499 pieces of wreckage, have been found so far at the site of the recent crash of an An-148 regional passenger plane in the Moscow region, a spokesman for the crash emergency response HQ told Sputnik on Monday.

    "A total of 1400 body fragments and 499 pieces of the plane wreckage have been found so far," the officials said.

    Earlier in the day, the Russian Emergencies Ministry told RIA Novosti that 209 fragments of bodies had been found.

    READ MORE: Over 200 Fragments of Bodies Found at Crash Site of Russia's An-148 Near Moscow

    According to Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova, the search for bodies of those killed in Russia's An-148 plane crash in Moscow region will continue for a week.

    WATCH: The rescue team has copleted the search-and-recue operation at the crash site

    Meanwhile, a footage showing an explosion after which the plane flies several dozen meters further and then crashes appeared on the Internet.

    An-148 Crash (Flight 6W703) in Moscow Region

    The Saratov Airlines An-148 plane was flying from Moscow to Orsk when it crashed on Sunday a few minutes after taking off from the Domodedovo airport outside the Russian capital. All 65 passengers and six crew members on board died in the crash.

    READ MORE: Russian An-148 Plane Crashes in Moscow Region, All 71 Onboard Confirmed Dead

    According to the list of passengers released by the Russian Emergencies Ministry, two foreign nationals were on board the plane, Ulrich Klaeui, a Swiss citizen, and Namig Gakhramanov, an Azerbaijani national.

    Russian EMERCOM personnel in the Ramensky district of the Moscow region, where a Saratov Airlines An-148 passenger plane performing Flight 703 from Moscow to Orsk crashed on February 11, 2018
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    Russian EMERCOM personnel in the Ramensky district of the Moscow region, where a Saratov Airlines An-148 passenger plane performing Flight 703 from Moscow to Orsk crashed on February 11, 2018

    Responding to the crash, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the government to create a special commission to investigate it. Meanwhile, the Russian emergency services' experts, investigators and criminologists are working at the crash site.

    According to the recent report from the Russian Investigative Committee, the aircraft was intact during its fall, but exploded upon crashing.

    READ MORE: Russian An-148 Plane Exploded After Crash Near Moscow - Investigators

    Possible Reasons Behind the Crash

    Speaking of possible reasons, which might have led to the crash of the An-148, mentioned by the Russian Investigative Committee and different media sources, were mentioned pilot error, a terrorist attack, collision with a helicopter, engine explosion and others.

    READ MORE: Top 5 Versions of An-148 Crash in Moscow Region

    Meanwhile, Russian Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko told reporters on Monday commenting on the possible reasons behind the tragedy, that "at the time the aircraft fell it was intact, there was no fire, the explosion took place after the crash."

    Discovery of Black Boxes

    At present, about 532 people and over 100 units of specialized equipment are working at the crash site. They have already managed to find two of the plane's flight recorders, which were registering parametric data.

    • Protected modules of the voice and parametric flight recorders from the An-148 plane that crashed in the Moscow suburbs
      Protected modules of the voice and parametric flight recorders from the An-148 plane that crashed in the Moscow suburbs
      © Photo : Interstate Aviation Committee
    • A flight recorder belonging to the An 148 aircraft that crashed outside Moscow
      A flight recorder belonging to the An 148 aircraft that crashed outside Moscow
      © Photo : Interstate Aviation Committee
    • A flight data recorder of An-148 passenger plane
      A flight data recorder of An-148 passenger plane
      © Photo : Interstate Aviation Committee
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    © Photo : Interstate Aviation Committee
    Protected modules of the voice and parametric flight recorders from the An-148 plane that crashed in the Moscow suburbs

    The search for the plane's voice recorder is underway.

    READ MORE: Black Box Recovered From Russia's An-148 Crash Site Near Moscow (PHOTO)

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