14 killed, 35 injuried Plane Crash in Kazakhstan

Moscow, December 27: A Kazakhstan plane with 100 people aboard crashed shortly after takeoff early on Friday, killing at least 14 people while at least 35 others survived with injuries, officials in Almaty said.

The Bek Air aircraft hit a concrete fence and a two-storey building after takeoff from Almaty International Airport. It said the plane lost attitude at 7.22 am (0122 GMT).

In a statement on its Facebook page, the airport said there was no fire and a rescue operation got under way immediately following the crash.

The plane was flying to Nur-Sultan, the country’s capital formerly known as Astana.

The aircraft was identified as a Fokker-100, a medium-sized, twin-turbofan jet airliner. The company manufacturing the aircraft went bankrupt in 1996 and the production of the Fokker-100 stopped the following year.

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