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MOSCOW, April 2 (Itar-Tass) — The Ural transport investigation department opened a criminal case over the crash of an airplane outside Tyumen that was en route from Tyumen to Surgut. The criminal case was opened under Article 263 Part 3 of the Criminal Code for violation of the operating rules of an aircraft, spokesman for the Russian Investigation Committee Vladimir Markin said.
A team of detectives and operatives rushed to the air crash site.
According to preliminary reports of the Russian Investigation Committee, the passenger airplane ATR-72, which crashed after the takeoff outside Tyumen 30 kilometres away from the airport, was carrying 39 passengers and four crewmembers.
According to the law enforcement agencies of the Tyumen Region, the airplane was carrying 39 passengers and two crewmembers.