Plane fragments were found in the Ramenskoye area about 25 miles from the airport. Footage on state television showed them strewn across a snowy field with no buildings nearby. It was unclear if there were any casualties among people on the ground at the crash site.Source: Russia plane crash: Passenger jet with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow
According to the tracking site Flightradar24, the aircraft was descending at a rate of 3,300ft per minute five minutes after take off, BBC News reports.
The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon
Russia's Investigative Committee said all possible crash causes were being looked into.