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Bek Air Plane Crashes into Building; over 15 Dead and Several Injured

Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said that while the plane was heading towards the capital Nur-Sultan, it “lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence.”

Bek Air Plane Crashes into Building; over 15 Dead and Several Injured

A Bek Air Plane carrying 95 passengers and 5 crew members crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday. 15 members are feared to be dead. Around 22 people are said to be in a serious condition according to the Almaty mayor’s office. 

Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said that while the plane was heading towards the capital Nur-Sultan, it “lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence.” It finally hit a two-storied building. The plane had taken off before dawn. 

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Thick fog was said to be in the area according to a Reuters’ reporter who was heading to the airport after the crash occurred. A survivor told News website Tengrinews that she heard a “terrifying sound” before the flight starting losing altitude. 

“The plane was flying with a tilt. Everything was like in a movie: screaming, shouting, people crying,” she said.

 

The crash site just beyond the runway in Almerek village has been cordoned off. Photos circulation online show that the plane had split into two parts. 


Kazakh carrier operates a fleet of Fokker 100 jets and flights of this kind have been suspended till the investigation is completed. The authorities from this air carrier could not be reached for comment. 

The cause of the accident is unknown as of now. Rescue operations are underway. 

 


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