31 dead in Siberia plane crash, government says

Townhall.com Staff

4/2/2012 8:48:00 AM - Townhall.com Staff

A twin-engine plane carrying 43 people crashed soon after takeoff in Siberia on Monday, killing all but 12 people on board, Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said.

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

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