A jet carrying three crew members but no passengers crashed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Tuesday, emergency and aviation officials said. An aviation official said the crew survived.
The plane crashed upon takeoff in a snowstorm on a flight from Moscow to Berlin, an Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman said. She said it was an Airbus A-310, but a spokesman for Russia's Air Navigation Service, Andrei Pryanishnikov, said it was a smaller, American-made plane possibly a corporate jet, reports AP.
He said all three people on board survived.
The plane overturned while taking off and caught fire, air traffic controller Konstantin Fyodorov said on state-run television.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge