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32 Killed After Turkish Jet Crashed in Kyrgyzstan

Spectr News Theme GHANA |TVAFRICAONLINE.COM |Michael Tawiah Bortei
16 January, 2017

A Turkish cargo jet, Boeing 747 has crashed in Kyrgyzstan killing at least 32 people, Kyrgyz officials have said.

The jet crashed near the Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport as it tried to land in a dense fog , Aljazeera has quoted Kyrgyz officials are saying.

One of the pilots died at the scene of the accident, Kyrgyz‘s Health Ministry spokes woman Elena Bayalinova is reported to have said. The aircraft was operating the flight route TK6491 from Hong Kong to Bishkek and would have flown to Istanbul, RT have said.

 However, it crashed when trying to land in poor visibility at 7:31 local time (01:31 GMT).

The crash damaged 15 buildings in the village, said Mukhammed Svarov, head of the crisis management centre at the emergencies ministry, Aljazeera has said.

Manas airpoprt  Kyrgyzstan ‘s major international  airport   has been closed.

Flightradar24 tweets that the plane belonged to ACT MyCargo Airlines, a Turkish Cargo airline based in Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines has expressed their “condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the tragic incident involving an ACT airline.”    

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