In this photo provided by Russia Emergency Situations Ministry press service, Russian emergency workers search the crash site of the ATR-72 plane crash outside Tyumen, a major regional center in Siberia, Russia, Monday, April 2, 2012. The passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off on Monday morning, killing 31 and leaving 12 survivors hospitalised in serious condition, Russian emergency officials. The French-Italian-made twin-engine turboprop ATR-72 plane was operated by UTair, flying from Tyumen to the oil town of Surgut with 39 passengers and four crew. (AP Photo/Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations press service)
April 2, 2012 7:14:39 AM PDT
by LYNN BERRY Associated Press
MOSCOW - April 2, 2012 --
A Russian passenger plane crashed into a snowy field in Siberia shortly after takeoff Monday, killing 31 of the 43 people on board, officials said. The 12 survivors were hospitalized in serious condition.