Russian Plane Crash: 31 Perished And 12 Suvived In A Plane Crash In Siberia

By on Apr 2, 2012 in Russia, World Comments
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A twin-engine Russian passenger plane carrying 39 passengers and four crew members has crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off in Siberia on Monday, April 2, 2012.

CNN reported on that same day that 31 of 43 people on board did not survive while the 12 survivors were hospitalized and in serious condition.

The ATR-72 plane had taken off from the city of Tyumen and the flight operator was reportedly trying to make an emergency landing when it went down.

Authorities said in a report that it is still unclear what have triggered the incident and it is currently under investigation. The plane’s data recorders have been recovered by the officials which will shed light on what really happened in the flight’s final minutes.

“Malfunction and pilot’s error are considered to be the most likely causes,” Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the Russian Investigation Committee, told the Itar-Tass news agency which was quoted in a report.

Meanwhile, all 12 survivors were put in an intensive care and doctors are operating eight of them, reports said.

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