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32 killed in Siberian plane crash

April 1, 2012 | 10:54 pm

32 killed in Siberian plane crash

REPORTING FROM MOSCOW -- Russian officials said 32 people were killed when a passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in eastern Siberia.

The French-made ATR-72 twin-engine turboprop operated by UTair was flying from Tyumen to the oil town of Surgut. Officials said 39 passengers and four crew were aboard.

Twelve people were pulled alive from the crash shortly before 6 a.m. Monday and were airlifted by helicopter to a hospital, where one person later died, officials said.


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Photo: Russian Emergency Ministry rescuers and police officers search the site of the ATR-72 plane crash in Siberia, Russia, on Monday. Credit: Marat Gubaydullin / AP Photo