April 1st, 2012
11:58 PM ET

Report: 32 dead in Siberia plane crash

A twin-engine plane carrying 43 people crashed upon takeoff in Siberia on Monday, killing all but 11 people on board, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency said.

The plane had taken off from the city of Tyumen and traffic control lost contact with it immediately afterward, the news agency said.

The ATR-72 plane was carrying 39 passengers and four crew members.

Thirty two of them died, including all four crew members, the news agency said.

The 11 survivors were in intensive care, RIA-Novosti said.

Authorities could not immediately say what caused the crash. Officials have recovered the plane's data recorders, which will help shed light on what happened in the flight's final minutes.

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  1. Superman

    ATTENTION NICOLE SAIDI,,,,,,,,,,,,please check first entry of bin laden widows article it explains some of the problems

    April 2, 2012 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Superman

    My condolences go out to all families that have lost a loved one in this tragedy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,sincerly, superman, and i wish all injured a speedy recovery and the best of health

    April 2, 2012 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. - the Cosmic Source

    ... R.I.P. and good wishes to all involved.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. TvNyC

    This is bs. the end is near for all of us.

    April 2, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    Was the last Russian crash the same kind of plane? The one with all the hockey players.

    April 2, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    My sympathy to all who have lost loved ones and good wishes for a complete recovery.

    @Scottish Mama:
    Good Question.

    April 2, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Morning banasy, I see things have blown up on here yesterday. Glad I was outside, it was so beautiful here yeaterday. Now if I had won the MegaMillions, my life would have been complete.lol With my hand in a shape of an L on my forehead.lol

    April 2, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Scottish Mama:

      Same as it ever was.

      I wish we both could have won.
      I have no problem splitting the pot with you...lol....

      Weather not quite there yet in my neck of the woods.
      Maybe tomorrow.
      Although it is sunny here, it's a tad bit cooler thatn I like.

      April 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |