Emergency teams are combing snowy fields outside Moscow for debris of a Russian airliner that crashed and the remains of the 71 people who died.
The An-148 twin-engine regional jet bound for Orsk in the southern Urals went down minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport Sunday. All 65 passengers and 6 crew on board were killed.
Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Monday the search for victims' remains will take a week.He said that the emergency teams already have found the plane's flight data recorder, which is crucial for determining the crash's cause.
Investigators quickly ruled out a terror attack, but will not speculate on possible reasons for the crash, reports AP.
The plane was operated by Saratov Airlines, which said the plane had undergone all the necessary checks.