Siberia Plane Crash

April 2, 2012 by staff 

Siberia Plane Crash, At least 29 people were killed and 14 were rescued alive from a plane crash in Siberia, Russia’s state-run Itar-Tass news agency said today.

The ATR 72, a twin-engine, turbo-prop plane, with 43 people aboard, crashed some 30-35 km from the western Siberian city of Tyumen, emergency situations ministry spokeswoman Irina Andrianova said.

The mid-range plane belonging to Russian airline UTair crashed after taking off from Tyumen on a flight to Surgut, an oil town further north in Siberia.

There were 39 passengers and four crew on board, according to preliminary information, Ms Andrianova said.

Injured survivors were flown to hospital by helicopter after the plane caught fire following the crash, the cause of which was not immediately known, Russian news agencies reported.

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