Thirty-one people were killed on Monday when a passenger plane crashed
moments after takeoff in an oil-rich Siberian region in the latest
accident to hit Russia's crisis-prone aviation industry.
The emergencies ministry said the French-Italian made ATR-72 liner was carrying 39
passengers and four crew when it crashed 45 kilometres
(28 miles) from the western Siberian city of Tyumen on a flight to the
oil town of Surgut.
"Twelve people are in critical condition... Thirty-one have been
killed," the Tyumen emergencies ministr
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