Russian plane crash claims 32 lives

2nd Apr 2012
Russian plane crash claims 32 lives

A plane crash in Russia has seen the loss of 32 lives, with 11 survivors in serious condition taken to hospital.

The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft came down shortly after take off from Tyumen, Siberia.

The flight has been bound for the town of Surgut.

It is unclear at the present time what caused the crash.

Flight 120 disappeared from radars at 05:35 local time, state-owned Russian news channel Rossiya 24 reported.

The carrier UTair is a domestic Russian airline.

The company said on its website that the pilot had been trying to make an emergency landing when the plane came down.


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