Published On: Thu, Dec 26th, 2019

Bek Air plane crashes in Kazakhstan; 14 of 100 dead

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BREAKING: Kazakh carrier Bek Air, Fokker 100, aircraft crashes in Kazakhstan; 14 of 100 dead

A Kazakh carrier Bek Air crashed in Kazakhstan, near the city of Almaty, Friday. At least fourteen people have been reported killed and 22 hospitalized in grave condition. The Fokker 100 aircraft was carrying 95 passengers and 5 crew members.

The plane was heading for the capital city Nur-Sultan and was taking off before dawn. It lost altitude and broke through a concrete fence. It hit a two-storey building just beyond the end of the runway in Aimerek village.

A reporter travelling to the airport during the same time said there was thick fog around the airport.

Photographs from the site revealed the aircraft torn into two parts and the house to which it hit was half-demolished.

No suggestion of any possible cause of the crash has yet been released by the authorities and aviation committee has meanwhile suspended all flights of the same type of aircraft.

Expressing condolences the Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev tweeted, “Those responsible will face tough punishment in accordance with the law.”

BREAKING: Bek Air plane crashes in Kazakhstan; 14 of 100 dead

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