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Russian Government Confirms Everyone Aboard Crashed Jet Died

The Russian government says all 71 people aboard a plane that crashed near Moscow on Sunday are dead.

Russian state media said the crew didn't report any problems before the plane crashed, though eyewitnesses told other media outlets the jet was on fire.

It's still not clear what caused the crash, but state-run Sputnik News says a flight data recorder was recovered from the scene, and that may provide some clues. Officials have reportedly launched a criminal investigation.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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