Why does a Russian airliner go down one day after Israel gets F-16 shot down?


Debris from Saratov Airlines plane found outside Moscow

…from Russia Today, Moscow

– First published … February 11, 2018

Update: Russia is now reporting a radio call from the pilot that he was having technical difficulties and was attempting an emergency landing at a nearby airport.

[ Editor’s Note: We were suspicious of this plane going down a day after we have solid reports of Russian electronic warfare being used for the first time to bust up an Israeli air attack on Syria, for the usual any damn reason that they chose. We will have to wait and see what the black boxes say.

There was also a mention in a Sputnick article that the Israeli spokesman claimed the attack on Syria was launched after the helicopter that shot the drone down, was itself shot down. No photos or subsequent reporting has emerged to support that claim... Jim W. Dean ]

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Another Russia plane crash
The crashed Saratov Airlines’ An-148 has been spotted from the air in the countryside near Moscow, a rescue service source told Russia’s RIA news agency.

READ MORE: First VIDEO from Russian plane crash site emerges online

“It is in the field in the Ramensky District. Rescuers have not reached the scene yet,” the source said. 

The Saratov Airlines jet, which went off the radar earlier on Sunday, has been located in the countryside not far away from Moscow, a source in the local rescue services told RIA Novosti. Meanwhile, rescue teams are approaching the crash site on foot as they were unable to get there in their vehicles.

Preliminary reports say the Antonov An-148, a narrow-body regional airliner, was reportedly carrying 65 passengers and six crew. According to the emergency services, there is no chance of finding survivors.

The Investigative Committee, which launched a criminal probe into the incident, has also sent forensic teams to the crash site. Transportation Minister Maxim Sokolov is also on his way to the area, Russian media report.

READ MORE: Plane with 71 on board goes missing after taking off from Moscow

The crash might have been caused by weather conditions, human error or technical failure, according to TASS citing an emergency source. The source added that there were no extreme weather conditions in the Moscow region at that time.

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) said air traffic control had lost radio contact with the ill-fated plane “a few minutes” after take-off, and it disappeared from radar screens while flying over the Ramenskoe district of the Moscow region, TASS reported.

Interfax reported that the An-148 was manufactured less than eight years ago. It was first operated by Rossiya Airlines, including on international routes, and then was leased to Saratov Airlines.



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  1. Knock me down with a feather. How about that then if true

    Thomas Graham @tom2badcat 17h17 hours ago
    Gonna let it out since our live stream got suppressed. Passengers number 20 and 47 on the Russian Airline Manifest were Ivanov Vyacheslav – CFO of Rosatom (Uranium One) and Sergey Panchenko (Sergey Millian) who was “Source D” in Steele Dossier. Both killed in the crash

  2. I just read that the plane was burning in the air, no further explanations and testimonies.

    At this plane there was a least one of the highest persons, belonging to the inner circle of scientific studies about nuclear technologies (Rosneft?) in conjunction with some Russian/Western European shared scientific projects.

    Who knows, but if these circumstances can be verified, it would raise some more serious questions as implied in Jim’s article.

  3. Never give up on survivors until all are accounted for. The record for the survivor from the highest fall is a woman, Vesna Vulović was a Serbian flight attendant. She holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute:. 10,000 meters. There have been others as well, if the seat lands right and has trees to break the fall it is possible.
    A quick review of all the latest commercial airline disasters shows they do all have something in common. and no it is not mechanical failure. Why do we all think the same thing ?

  4. This plane left from Domodedovo Airport Russia’s second busiest, the scene of “terrorist” attacks by Chechneyins (sp) in days past. Transponder issues one US saftey guy chirpped while cnn had lots of cheap shots with the AN148 that had nothing to do about the thousands of flight hours performed without issues. Monday’s meeting with Abbas in Sochi is delayed half a day. Odd the last air accident of this size happened 12/25/2016 and same manner shortly after take off again. The plane was a TU154 leaving Sochi with Russian Defense Ministry on board. Destination Syria.

  5. Why would the Israelis who claimed to have destroyed over 50% of Syria’s air defenses yesterday want to shoot or bring down a Russian plane? Unless of course it is a lie meant to deflect culpability after they in fact as Ian and Gordon assert were routed, chasing each others fin tails all the way back home. Of course Israel will privately blame Russia while pointing a public finger at Iran. Photographic proof of their so-called or imaginary exploits over Syria is still awaited and should have been available on line … yesterday. God rest the unfortunate dead of the Russian plane crash and God help the perpetrators if it was targeted, whoever they are.

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