37 killed as Turkish cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan
11:10, Monday, 16 January, 2017
At least 37 people have been killed after a cargo plane belonging to Turkish MyCargo Airlines crashed into a residential neighborhood near Kyrgyzstan’s capital of Bishkek, according to the emergency ministry.
Among those killed are four crew members, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Kyrgyzstan's Emergencies Ministry said the plane crashed in a residential neighborhood outside the capital, Bishkek.
The plane crashed 1.5 to 2km from the runway, a source in the Kyrgyz Transport Ministry told Interfax.
At least 32 residential buildings have been destroyed in the crash, the government press service of Kyrgyzstan said, as cited by RIA Novosti.
Firefighters are at the scene, the ministry added, as cited by TASS.