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A Saratov Airlines An-148 jet (Photo: Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia (Saratov Airlines, RA-61701, Antonov An-148-100B) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

A History of Saratov Airlines Following Devastating Accident near Moscow

With 2018 still in its infancy and the aviation world still reflecting on a year that suffered no commercial airline fatalities, the wretched news emerging from Russia on Sunday morning brought into sharp focus the dangers that are still very real in air travel. At roughly 08:27 UTC on Sunday, Saratov Airlines flight 703, an Antonov An-148 which had been in the company's fleet since 2016, flying from Moscow's Domodedovo (DME) to Orsk Airport (OSW) crashed minutes after takeoff, with…