More than 30 people were killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan, said Elira Sharipov, press Secretary of the Ministry of emergency situations of Kyrgyzstan. "The number of victims is growing rapidly," said Sharipov.
Work at the site fire, rescue service, Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Minister of emergency situations. The plane crashed at 7:18 a.m. local time, about two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the airport. The cause of the crash is probably poor visibility. At least 8 people - including children - were hospitalized, according to Kabar. 15 homes were destroyed, according to Sharipova.
It is not clear how many people were on Board, but cargo ship can accommodate 10 people - including two pilots, two observers and six additional passengers, in accordance with the description on the website of the airline. The Boeing 747 was flying from Hong Kong to the capital of Kyrgyzstan, according to tracking site flightradar24. "We are aware of the report and we are monitoring the situation," said in an email to mark Birtel, a representative of Boeing.
The plane that crashed was manufactured in 2003. Airlines have reduced the use of the Boeing 747 as a full passenger aircraft in recent years, but the giant airliner is the Foundation of the world cargo fleet.
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