URGENT: At least 11 killed as plane crashes in Urals - rescue HQ

MOSCOW.  April 2. KAZINFORM.   At least eleven people have been killed in an air crash near the Urals city of Tyumen, a spokesman for the rescue operation headquarters said on Monday, Kazinform refers to RIA Novosti.

An ATR-72 plane bound from Tyumen to Surgut fell on takeoff on Monday at 5:50 a.m. Moscow Time. Preliminarily, there were 43 people - 39 passengers and four crew - on board.

"At least eleven people were killed, and nine injured," the spokesman said.

Those injured are being taken to a hospital, he said.

The spokesman said the aircraft fell some two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the Gorkovka village some 35 km (22 miles) from Roshchnino Airport.

A criminal case has been opened, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.

The reason for the crash has not been identified yet.


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