The crash site in Siberia
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Russian passenger plane crashes in Siberia

A Russian passenger plane carrying 43 people has crashed shortly after take-off in Siberia, officials say.

Thirty-one people were killed and 11 survivors have been taken to hospital, Russia's emergencies ministry said.

The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft had just left Tyumen on a flight north-east to the oil town of Surgut when it crashed.

Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.

  • 02 Apr 2012
  • From the section Europe