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Russia: Friend of plane crash victim tells of heartache in Orsk *EXCLUSIVE*04:00

Russia: Friend of plane crash victim tells of heartache in Orsk *EXCLUSIVE*

Russian Federation, Orsk
February 11, 2018 at 23:06 GMT -00:00 · Published

Larisa Belova, friend of a victim on board flight 6W703, recounted a terrifying moment when she had found out about the tragedy, during an interview in Orsk, Sunday.

"I came home and saw that my parents were crying. They said that the Moscow-Orsk flight crashed. I told them that this could not happen. I quickly started calling Lyudmila, my friend. I began to call her, but of course her number was unavailable. I began to call Yulia, her daughter. Her phone was unavailable. I [then realized] that something was wrong. Something must have happened," she said.

The victim, Lyudmila, was a doctor and had her own dental clinic. Belova described her as a "very cheerful, positive and kind" person.

"Her house was always full of people, guests and friends. Everyone was drawn to her. Everyone went to her with some problems. She never refused; she was ready to help at any moment," Belova said in the interview.

Lyudmila had a husband Vassily and two daughters Taraneh and Yulia.

Yulia is student and she lives in Moscow. According to Larisa Belova, Yulia's girlfriends went to see her as soon as they had learned about the crash.

"The girls are going to support her, because they are very close friends. They don't leave each other in difficult situations. It means I don't worry for Yulia. I think, they will support her. She will not be alone tomorrow," Belova said.

Flight 6W703 was en-route to the city of Orsk when it vanished from radar screens shortly after it took off from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, before reportedly crashing some 80 kilometres (50 miles) south-east of the capital, killing all 71 people on board.

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Larisa Belova, friend of a victim on board flight 6W703, recounted a terrifying moment when she had found out about the tragedy, during an interview in Orsk, Sunday.

"I came home and saw that my parents were crying. They said that the Moscow-Orsk flight crashed. I told them that this could not happen. I quickly started calling Lyudmila, my friend. I began to call her, but of course her number was unavailable. I began to call Yulia, her daughter. Her phone was unavailable. I [then realized] that something was wrong. Something must have happened," she said.

The victim, Lyudmila, was a doctor and had her own dental clinic. Belova described her as a "very cheerful, positive and kind" person.

"Her house was always full of people, guests and friends. Everyone was drawn to her. Everyone went to her with some problems. She never refused; she was ready to help at any moment," Belova said in the interview.

Lyudmila had a husband Vassily and two daughters Taraneh and Yulia.

Yulia is student and she lives in Moscow. According to Larisa Belova, Yulia's girlfriends went to see her as soon as they had learned about the crash.

"The girls are going to support her, because they are very close friends. They don't leave each other in difficult situations. It means I don't worry for Yulia. I think, they will support her. She will not be alone tomorrow," Belova said.

Flight 6W703 was en-route to the city of Orsk when it vanished from radar screens shortly after it took off from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, before reportedly crashing some 80 kilometres (50 miles) south-east of the capital, killing all 71 people on board.

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