At Least 35 Killed Following Plane Crash In Kyrgyztan

At least 35 people have been killed after a cargo plane belonging to Turkish Airlines crashed into a residential neighborhood near Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, according to the health ministry.

Among those killed are four crew members, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

One of the crew members survived the crash, but later died on the way to the hospital, the local Health Ministry said, as cited by TASS.

The aircraft was operating the flight route TK6491 from Hong Kong to Bishkek, and would have flown on to Istanbul.

Kyrgyzstan's Emergencies Ministry said the plane crashed in a residential neighborhood outside the capital, Bishkek.

It happened just 1.5-2 kilometers from the airport runway, the Kyrgyz Transport Ministry said, as cited by Interfax.

At least 32 residential buildings have been destroyed in the crash, the government press service of Kyrgyzstan said, as cited by RIA Novosti.


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