15 Dead After Plane With 98 On Board Crashes Into Building In Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Plane Crash: The Fokker 100 aircraft, heading for Kazakhstan capital, Nur-Sultan, on a pre-dawn flight, “lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence” before hitting a two-storey building, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said.World Reuters
A passenger plane carrying nearly 100 people crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday after take off, slamming into a house in an accident that killed at least 15 people and injured dozens.
The Fokker 100 aircraft, operated by Bek Air, got into trouble shortly after departing from Almaty, the Central Asian country’s main financial centre, on a pre-dawn flight en route to the capital Nur-Sultan.
It lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence before hitting the two-storey building, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.
A Reuters reporter saw the battered remains of the front of the plane and other separate parts of the fuselage scattered around the wreckage of what was left of the house.
A survivor told news website Tengrinews she heard a “terrifying sound” before the plane started losing altitude.
“The plane was flying at a tilt. Everything was like in a movie: screaming, shouting, people crying,” she said.
At least 15 people were killed and 66 were taken to hospital, some of them in a serious condition, authorities said. The plane had been carrying 93 passengers and five crew.
Kazakhstan Crash: The crash site in Almerek village – just beyond the end of the runway – has been cordoned off.