Passenger plane has crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least 15 people.


The aircraft from Bek Air – a Kazakh airline – went down and crashed into a building shortly after take-off from Almaty airport early on Friday morning.

Survivors described walking from the wreckage into the dark and snow. At least 60 injured people, including children, were taken to hospitals.

The Fokker 100 aircraft was en route from Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, to the capital Nur-Sultan.

The cause of the crash is not known. A Reuters reporter close to the scene said there was heavy fog at the time.

What’s known about the crash?
Almaty’s airport said Bek Air flight Z92100 was carrying 93 passengers and five crew. A full list of the passengers published by Kazakhstan’s interior ministry included five children and three infants.

The airport said the plane lost height at 07:22 local time (01:22 GMT), before striking a concrete barrier and crashing into a two-storey building. There was no fire upon impact.


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