A Russian passenger plane has crashed in Siberia, killing at least 32 of the 43 people on board, according to state media.
The ATR 72, a twin-engine, turbo-propeller airplane, crashed on Monday about 30-35km from the Western Siberian city of Tyumen.
The crash killed 32 of the 43 people on board, and the 11 survivors were hospitalised in serious condition, Russian emergency officials said.
The emergency situations ministry said that the survivors had been flown to a nearby hospital by helicopter.
The airline said in a statement that the plane crashed shortly after take-off "while conducting a forced landing 1.5km" outside Roshchino airport.
"We're also hearing that two black boxes, the flight recorders, have been recovered from the flight, and emergency services have put out the fires," Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reporting from Moscow said, citing state media.
The plane took off from the Siberian town of Tyumen and was heading towards Surgut when it crashed.
Children among victims
According to Russian news agencies, the plane disappeared from radar screens shortly after take-off and crashed at around 7:50am (01:50 GMT).
The emergencies ministry said 232 rescue workers and investigators had been dispatched to the site.
Rescue teams found the plane's cabin ablaze along with other debris.
The aircraft burst into flames and broke into pieces upon impact, Russia Today television said. It also said that children were among the victims of the crash.
"This particular airline does have a history of air accidents... but at this point there are no details on exactly what happened," our correspondent said.
"It seems as if a criminal investigation has opened on the case... We don't know what caused the crash at this stage."