On April 2nd, 2012 an UTair turboprop with 43 people on board was to fly to a Siberian town of Surgut but crashed within minutes of takeoff from Tyumen killing at least 31 people.
Those who survived were helicoptered to a nearby hospital. It was later announced that some of them died.
The impact split the plane into three pieces.
Investigators focus on the possibility of a technical malfunction as an eyewitness reported seeing smoke coming from the engines as the aircraft came down. It can be also blamed on the pilot’s error.
The Surgut-bound plane crashed shortly after taking off from Roschino International Airport, about 30 km from the Siberian city of Tyumen.
The plane’s two black boxes have been found, officials said. They also say connection with UTair’s ATR-72 aircraft was lost just three minutes after it took off.