March 20, 2018 / 1:58 PM / a year ago

Russia orders airlines to stop using AN-148 aircraft: RIA

Emergency workers stand near a part of a Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148 plane that crashed after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport, at the scene of the incident outside Moscow, Russia February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s transport regulator has ordered Russian airlines to stop using the Antonov AN-148 aircraft after one crashed last month, state news agency RIA reported on Tuesday.

A Ukrainian-made AN-148 plane operated by Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Feb. 11, killing all 71 people on board.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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