A Bek Air aircraft with 95 passengers and 5 crew members on board crashed close to town of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday, killing a minimum of 9 individuals, authorities within the Central Asian nation stated.
The aircraft was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, and “misplaced altitude throughout takeoff and broke by means of a concrete fence” earlier than hitting a two-storey constructing, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee stated in an announcement.
In response to the Emergencies Committee, a minimum of 9 individuals had been killed. The federal government and Almaty airport stated emergency providers had been working on the website to get survivors out.
A Reuters reporter travelling to the airport stated there was thick fog within the space.
The airport stated the aircraft misplaced perspective at 7:22 a.m. native time.
In an announcement on its Fb web page, the airport stated there was no fireplace and a rescue operation acquired underway instantly following the crash.
“These accountable will face robust punishment in accordance with the regulation,” Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev tweeted, expressing condolences to the victims and their households.
The aircraft belonged to Kazakh service Bek Air, which operates a fleet of Fokker-100 jets. The aviation committee stated it was suspending all flights of that kind of plane pending an investigation.
The corporate manufacturing the plane went bankrupt in 1996 and the manufacturing of the Fokker-100 stopped the next 12 months.