AT LEAST 15 DEAD AFTER A 98 SEATERS PASSENGER PLANE CRASHES IN KAZAKHSTAN

AT LEAST 15 DEAD AFTER A 98 SEATERS PASSENGER PLANE CRASHES IN KAZAKHSTAN

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A Kazakhstan plane with 98 people aboard has crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday, killing at least 15 people, officials in Almaty said. At least 66 others survived with injuries, 50 of them hospitalized.

A Kazakhstan plane with 98 people aboard has crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday, killing at least 15 people, officials in Almaty said. At least 66 others survived with injuries, 50 of them hospitalized.

The Bek Air aircraft hit a concrete fence and a two-story building after takeoff from Almaty International Airport. It lost attitude at 7:22 a.m., the airport said.

 
 

In a statement on its Facebook page, the airport said there was no fire and a rescue operation got underway immediately following the crash.

Around 1,000 people were working at the snow-covered site of the crash. The weather in Almaty was clear, with mild sub-zero temperatures that are common at this time of the year.

The Bek Air aircraft hit a concrete fence and a two-story building after takeoff from Almaty International Airport. It lost attitude at 7:22 a.m., the airport said.

 

In a statement on its Facebook page, the airport said there was no fire and a rescue operation got underway immediately following the crash.

 

Around 1,000 people were working at the snow-covered site of the crash. The weather in Almaty was clear, with mild sub-zero temperatures that are common at this time of the year.

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