Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
37 people dead in Kyrgyzstan as cargo plane crashes in residential area
In a tragic incident, a Turkish cargo plane crashed on Monday killing 37 people. The Boeing 747 aircraft crashed just outside the Manas airport, killing people in a residential area where it crashed along with those on board the aircraft.
A number of people have been injured in the accident as well. Fifteen people including six children have been hospitalized. Also, 15 houses have been destroyed in the crash, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.

"The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and further details will be provided as they become available," the company has reportedly said in a statement.

As per reports, more than a thousand rescue workers have reached the crash site and are assisting the authorities in rescue operations. The authorities have also said that the number of people dead in the accident could increase as the rescue operations are still underway.

"Major work is underway," Muhammed Svarov, Spokesman for the country's emergency services, told AFP.

Among the crew were four pilots, all of whom are dead. While the dead bodies of three pilots have been recovered, the dead body of one of them is yet to be found.

Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Minister Kubatbek Boronov told reporters that even though it was foggy at Manas when the plane came down, but the weather conditions were not critical.

According to Turkish media reports, the plane belonged to an Istanbul-based cargo company ACT Airlines. It had departed from Hong Kong and was scheduled to land in Istanbul.

Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
Sign in to set your preference
merinews for RTI activists

Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.