Plane crashes in Kazakhstan, 14 killed

Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board crashes near city of Almaty.

Arutz Sheva Staff, | updated: 08:11

Emergency and security personnel at site of a plane crash near Almaty
Emergency and security personnel at site of a plane crash near Almaty
Reuters

A Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday (local time), aviation authorities in the Central Asian nation said, according to Reuters.

At least 14 people are reported dead at this point, and at least 60 survived the crash.

The plane was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, and “lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence” before hitting a small building, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said in a statement.

A number of people have survived the crash and emergency services are at the scene, according to Sky News.

The committee and the Almaty airport said emergency services were working at the site to get survivors out.




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