Aviastar Tu-204 crashes on approach to Moscow

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All the crew members on board a Russian-operated Tupolev Tu-204 have survived after the twin-jet crashed outside of Moscow.

The aircraft, from the fleet of Aviastar-Tu, was attempting to land at Moscow Domodedovo Airport when the accident occurred at 02:35.

No passengers were travelling on the jet at the time.

Russia's Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) has identified the jet as being registered RA-64011. The aircraft was powered by Aviadvigatel PS-90 engines.

MAK says the aircraft was destroyed in the accident. Flightglobal's ACAS database lists it as a 17-year old example.

Eight crew members were on board the aircraft, says MAK, who received injuries of "varying severity".

MAK has opened an inquiry into the accident. The aircraft was reportedly returning from the Egyptian city of Hurghada.