• Russian Air Crash Kills 31; Fingers Pointed At Lax Safety Standards (PHOTOS)

    At least 31 people were killed when a plane carrying 43 people, including children, crashed soon after takeoff in Siberia on Monday. The ATR-72 twin-engine airliner was flying from the western Siberian city of Tyumen to the oil town of Surgut. The accident has once again raised concerns over the substandard flight and safety conditions in Russia.