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Turkish Airlines Boeing 747 crashed in Kyrgyzstan

Turkish Airlines Boeing 747 crashed in Kyrgyzstan

A scene of horror is developing in Kyrgyzstan, where a Turkish Airlines Boeing 747 crashed into a residential neighborhood close to Manas Airport on Monday morning. Manas International Airport is the main international airport in Kyrgyzstan located 25 kilometers north-northwest of the capital Bishkek.

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 747 freighter jet  tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. The plane was operated by Turkish Airlines under flight number TK6491.

The flight took off in Hongkong. So far the Kyrgyzstan ministry of health said, at least 32 local residents, including 5 children were killed plus the pilots. This number is most likely to increase. Firefighters are on the chaotic scene. The majority of the dead are from the nearby village of Dacha-Suu where the plane – a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from Hong Kong via Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek -crashed at around 7.30am local time, a spokesman for the country’s emergency services ministry told AFP.

At least 15 homes destroyed after Turkish Airlines plane crash.

Airport officials said there was an unknown number of crew members onboard the plane but no passengers.

Kyrgyz First Deputy Prime Minister Mukhammetkaly Abulgaziev and Emergencies Minister Kubatbek Boronov are at the crash scene.

Officials said Manas airport is operating normally.

The number dead is based on reports Rescue workers have recovered the body of one pilot and 15 local people whose houses were in the Boeing 747 jet’s crash area.

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