March 20, 2018 / 1:42 PM / a month ago

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

MOSCOW, March 20 (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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