A cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, the Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday. The Turkish Boeing 747 crashed just outside the Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, on Monday morning killing people in the residential area adjacent to the airport as well as those on the plane. Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Minister Kubatbek Boronov told reporters that it was foggy Monday morning at Manas when the plane came down but weather conditions were not critical. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday called his Kyrgyz counterpart, Erlan Abdildaev, to offer Turkey's condolences, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – A cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, the Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday. The Turkish Boeing 747 crashed just outside the Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, killing people in the residential area adjacent to the airport as well as those on the plane. Reports of the death toll on Monday ranged from 37 people according to emergency officials in the Central Asian nation, to 31 reported by the presidential press office which also said rescue teams had recovered parts of nine bodies. Fifteen people including six children have been hospitalized. Images from the scene showed the plane's nose stuck inside a brick house and large chunks of debris scattered around.
The death toll in the crash of a Turkish Airlines cargo plane in the Kyrgyzstan capital has risen to at least 30, reports said citing health ministry officials. Around 56 doctors and psychologists and 14 ambulance crews have been dispatched to the scene, Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliyev told AKIpress. Although Kyrgyzstan's transport ministry said that the plane was a Turkish Airlines Boeing 747-400, with five persons on board, the company said that the plane belonged to a different Turkish firm, ACT Airlines. "Our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the tragic incident involving an ACT Airlines aircraft in Kyrgyzstan," Turkish Airlines said on its Twitter account. A Turkish Airlines Boeing 747 cargo plane that departed from Hong Kong International Airport crashed in a residential area in the Kyrgyzstan capital Monday, killing at least 20 people, according to the country's emergency ministry.
BISHKEK – A Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan's main airport Monday, killing 32 people and destroying homes after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said. The majority of the dead were from the village of Dacha-Suu where the cargo plane hit at around 7:30 a.m. The total number of dead "could be bigger" Svarov said, adding that authorities had launched a huge search and rescue operation. "Major work is underway," Svarov said. "The damage to infrastructure in the village is significant."
A Turkish cargo plane from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, say officials. The Boeing 747 crashed into homes near Manas airport, about 25km (15 miles) north of the capital, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz government said. At least 15 buildings were damaged and a number of children are reported to have been among those killed. The flight was making a stopover in Manas en route to Istanbul in Turkey. The Kyrgyz government said the plane was being operated by Turkish Airlines.