Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes In Residential Area In Kyrgyzstan, Kills 32

The authorities have announced that a Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a township close to main airport of Kyrgyzstan on 16 January that killed 32 people as well devastated some resident after trying to land in thick fog.


Muhammed Svarov, a spokesman for the country’s emergency services told media, after assessing identities of those were onboard, a large number of them belonging to the village of Dacha-Suu where the cargo plane went down at nearly 7.30 am local time (0130 GMT).

He also added that number of deaths could be enhance, a rescue operation and huge search have launched by the authorities, while major work is happening to recover the infrastructure loss in the village.

About four pilots were onboard though plane was travelling from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, although only one pilot’s dead was discovered so far while other are still missing.

The Turkish Airlines cargo plane crash has damaged about 43 houses, though huge spark was reported after the incident even spread around sides, according to the emergency services ministry.

Nonetheless, entire families were killed into the residences, one eyewitness described reporters on condition of anonymity. It is also said that when plane went down that time people were sleeping at their homes along with children so nothing saved all dead.

After the incident, authorities have cancelled all national flights from Manas airport until evening at the earliest.

According to latest reports, the Deputy Prime Minister Moukhammetkali Aboulgaziev has expressed great sorrow over the unexpected Turkish Airlines cargo plane crash and also visited the location along with the Ministers of Emergency Situations and Transport.

Although, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev had canceled his visit to China and moved back to Bishkek because of this crash, country media reported.

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