[CORRECTED] Russia’s Saratov Airlines resumed Antonov An-148 operations Feb. 16 after additional technical inspections were completed following the grounding of the fleet.

On Feb. 11, an An-148, en route from Moscow Domodedovo-Orsk, crashed several minutes after takeoff on Feb. 11. All 71 passengers and crew were killed.

Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee said the heating of all three pitot tubes had been in the off position during the flight, while they were switched on for the 15 previous flights. The information is based on an initial analysis of the aircraft’s flight data recorder.

Saratov Airlines’ fleet included four An-148s before the crash. The carrier also operates Yakovlev Yak-42s and Embraer E190s.

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