Bek Air Plane Crashes With 100 On Board, 14 Dead (Photos)

At least 14 people have died after a Bek Airplane with almost 100 people on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday shortly after taking off.

The Fokker 100 aircraft, heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, on a pre-dawn flight, “lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence” before hitting a two-storey building, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said in a statement.

In a statement posted on social media, Almaty International Airport also said 22 people suffered severe injuries and were taken to two hospitals.

A survivor told News website Tengrinews she heard a “terrifying sound” before the plane started losing altitude.

“The plane was flying with a tilt. Everything was like in a movie: screaming, shouting, people crying,” she said.

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Images posted on social media showed several rescue personnel digging through the wreckage of the Bek Air aircraft.

A special commission is investigating the circumstances leading to the deadly incident, airport officials said.

The crash site in Almerek village – just beyond the end of the runway – has been cordoned off.

In a statement published on social media, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed his condolences to the friends and families of those killed in the crash.

“All those injured will be rendered assistance. All those responsible will carry severe punishment in accordance with the law,” Kaz Inform news agency quoted the president as saying in the Kazakh language.

The company manufacturing the aircraft went bankrupt in 1996 and the production of the Fokker-100 stopped the following year.




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