- The aircraft from ‘Beck Air’ flew from Almaty to Noor Sultan at 7:22 am
- Shortly after flying, the plane lost its balance and collided with a two-story building
A passenger plane crashed on Friday morning near the Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan. So far 14 people have been killed and about 60 injured. According to airport officials, the plane had 98 people aboard. There were 93 passengers and five crew members. According to media reports, the flight Z-92100 of ‘Beck Air’ was flying from Almaty city towards the capital Nur Sultan. At 7:22 am local time after takeoff, the plane lost its balance and collided with a two-story building.
Among those rescued from the wreckage are about 8 children. A video of the incident has surfaced, in which a woman buried under the rubble of a building can be heard ringing for an ambulance. According to Reuters, where the accident took place, there was heavy fog. However, the cause of the accident is not yet known.
The deceased included 6 children: Home Ministry
Kazakhstani President Kasim Jomart has expressed grief over the incident. They have announced the formation of a commission to detect the crash. The President said that all those responsible for the accident would be severely punished. According to the Kazakhstani Home Ministry, the dead included six children. The ‘Flightradar24’ website said that the plane departed at 7:21 pm (01: 21 GMT). The final signal was also received at the same time.
In 2013, 20 people were killed in a plane crash
Earlier on January 29, 2013, a passenger plane coming from the city of Koketsu had crashed near Almaty. 20 people were killed in the accident. On December 26, 2012, a military plane crashed in the southern part of the country, killing 27 people.