Swiss citizen confirmed as victim of Moscow plane crash

A Swiss man is among the 71 people who died in a Moscow plane crash on Sunday, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) confirmed on Monday in Bern. “The FDFA has been in touch with the relatives of the victim. The foreign affairs minister, Ignazio Cassis, sends his condolences to all families which have been affected by the tragedy, including the Swiss victim’s relatives, and wishes them strength at this difficult time,” the FDFA confirmed to the Swiss news agency SDA.  The Swiss victim was an engineer and had travelled to Russia for a business trip. The aircraft crashed on Sunday, just a few minutes after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, killing all 71 people on board. The plane was carrying six crew members and 65 passengers, Russian state news agency RIA reported. The plane was headed to the city of Orsk, near the Kazakh border. The reasons behind the crash remain unclear. The Saratov Airlines crew didn’t report any problems before the plane crashed into ...

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