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Passenger Plane Crashes Near Tyumen
2.04.2012 11:06
Passenger Plane Crashes Near Tyumen

An ATR-72 plane bound from Tyumen to Surgut fell on takeoff on Monday at 5:50 a.m. Moscow time. According to preliminary data, there were 43 people on board - 39 passengers and four crew members.

      According to the Federal Air Transport Agency, connection with the aircraft was lost nearly upon takeoff. Then the plane fell some two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the Gorkovka village some 35 km (22 miles) from Roshchnino Airport.

      By this hour, the death count of the crash has reached 32 people, including all crew members. Twelve survivors were injured and taken to the hospital. There were no children on board.

      The reason for the crash has not been identified yet. The flight recorders have been recovered. The Investigative Committee has already opened a criminal case into the incident.

      The turbo-prop ATR-72 plane belonged to the UTair airline has three ATR planes made by the French-Italian manufacturer.

      The full list of passengers is published on the Russian Emergency Department's website - here. Hot line numbers are published on the airline's website.


Sources: RIA Novosti Image:

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: plane crash Tyumen plane crush incident Tyumen Russian aviation 

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