There was no immediate confirmed word on whether there were any casualties in the Saturday crash of the Tu-204 belonging to Red Wing Airlines. Russia's state news channel Vesti said the plane was not carrying passengers, and it had only a crew of 12 aboard.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known. Light snow was falling in Moscow at the time.
The Tu-204 is a twin-engine medium-range jest with a capacity of 210 passengers.
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