ALMATY: Bek Air flight number Z92100 crashed shortly after takeoff from Almaty International Airport, carrying 100 passengers onboard while Government confirmed 15 people have been killed.
According to sources, 66 injured people were shifted to the hospital as Bek Air aircraft hit a concrete fence and a two-story building after takeoff from Almaty Internation Airport.
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The Bek Air aircraft was identified as a Fokker-100, a medium-sized, twin turbofan jet airliner. The aircraft was in service from the last 23 years.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev pledged to provide families of the victims with compensation and tweeted that those responsible “will be severely punished in accordance with the law.”
Kazakhstan’s industry ministry said in a statement Friday that the Fokker-100 model would be grounded until the cause of the accident became clear.
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