MOSCOW (AP) -- The Trump administration has expressed sympathy for the families of the 71 people killed in a plane crash outside Moscow.
In Washington, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. "is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of those on board Saratov Airlines Flight 703."
Emergency workers are combing the snowy field where the An-148 regional jet went down shortly after takeoff from Domodedovo Airport for clues.
The aircraft pilots didn't report any problems before the aircraft plunged into the ground.
Huckabee Sanders said in a statement: "We send our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and to the people of Russia."