Today in Kyrgyzstan national mourning. Half-mast flags, canceled all entertainment events. The country mourns the victims of the crash. On the eve of the cargo "the Boeing" wiped off the face of the earth 20 houses in a holiday village near Bishkek. 34 local residents were killed, 16 of them children.
The place of the accident continue to work rescuers. Under the large wreckage of the ship can still be lost. Morning discovered the body of the pilot. On Board were 4 people. None of them survived. The version of the attack exclude: traces of explosives on the wreckage was not detected.
As the day of the accident, the morning in the surroundings of Bishkek began with fog. But now the crash site, where ongoing search work light spotlight, and even in such conditions it is evident that the huge cargo ship was destroyed many houses. The village just called country, is actually here on a regular basis lived about 100 families. The list of victims has already exceeded 30 people. Four crew members, the rest local residents. Rescuers do not exclude that under the rubble can be dead bodies. Continue the search for the remaining on-Board recorders. They should shed light on the circumstances of the accident. According to witnesses, the Turkish side, traveling on the route Hong Kong-Istanbul refueling in Bishkek, twice tried to enter the gate. At some point, damaged the landing strip and the signal lights on the runway. Then hit trees 200 metres and 1.5 km fell on the village.
While experts have more questions than answers. At the airport there was a heavy fog, but visibility less than 300 meters, and the crew made the decision on landing. Experienced pilots had extensive experience flying, including as part of Turkish air force. They had to pull out of critical situations. Machine, reliable, "Boeing-747" has passed all necessary inspections prior to departure with no complaints. The investigation deals with the interstate aviation Committee, its experts will arrive today in Bishkek from Moscow. Also, come 2 the expert group from Turkey.
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