After rescuers recovered over 700 body parts at the plane crash site in Moscow, authorities have decided to call off the search. The so-called AN-148 aircraft flying from Moscow to the city of Orsk crashed on February 11 a few minutes after taking off from the Domodedovo airport outside the Russian capital. All 65 passengers and six crew members on board died in the crash. However, investigators are still working at the crash site and full examination of the site might take several days.
The White House’s press service said that WH expresses condolences to the families of the victims. “the U.S. is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of those on board Saratov Airlines Flight 703. “We send our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and to the people of Russia.” The Russian Embassy in the U.S. in return thanked citizens and the White House for the sympathies to the victims of the tragedy.