Monday, January 16, 2017

Turkish cargo plane crashes at Kyrgyzstan

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Turkish cargo plane crashes at Kyrgyzstan killing 20 persons Kyrgyz govt said.
Medical staff said that six children were among the victims. Four pilots also died, the health ministry said.Manas airport, Kyrgystan’s main international airport, has been closed.
According to Flightradar24 the plane belonged to ACT MyCargo Airlines, a Turkish cargo airline based in Istanbul. Local media reported that the plane was operated by Turkish Airlines under flight number TK6491
Boeing 747 TC-MCL aircraft flying from Hongkong has crashed as it was landing amid fog at Manas airport, about 25km  north of the capital, Bishkek.
At least 15 buildings were destroyed in a village outside the airport, with a number of children among the dead.Flight TK6491 was to have stopped at Manas en route to Istanbul in Turkey.The plane came down shortly after 07:30 local time (01:30 GMT) in the village of Dacha-Suu, a popular holiday home area near the airport.Visibility was poor at the time because of freezing fog, but the cause of the crash has not yet been confirmed.Reports Media agencies

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