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Published on 2nd April 2012 by wallace shackleton, 1891 views
Story from The Aviation Herald
A UTAir Avion de Transport Regional ATR-72-200, registration VP-BYZ performing flight UT-120 from Tyumen to Surgut (Russia) with 39 passengers and 4 crew, impacted snow covered ground and burst into flames 1.4nm past the end of Tyumen Airport's runway 21 shortly after takeoff at 07:33L (01:33Z). 32 people perished, 11 people with serious injuries are in hospital care.
The airline reported 12 people initially survived and were taken to hospital in Tyumen by helicopters. The crew attempted an emergency landing about one mile from the airport.
Russia's Emergency Ministry reported 12 survivors were taken to hospitals also stating the crash site was 42km from the airport.
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