Kazakhstan Plane With 98 On Board Crashes Into Building, At Least 15 Killed: Highlights

Kazakhstan plane crash: In a Facebook post, the Almaty airport confirmed that there were survivors and that emergency services were working on the site.

Kazakhstan Plane With 98 On Board Crashes Into Building, At Least 15 Killed: Highlights

Bek Air Plane Crash: Photos on social media showed wreckage of the plane

At least 15 people died and dozens were injured on Friday when a passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Kazakhstan's largest city and slammed into a house, state media reported.

The Fokker 100 Bek Air plane disappeared from the radar minutes after it took off from Almaty airport at 7.05 am (01:05 GMT) on its way to the capital Nur-Sultan with 95 passengers and five crew members, the airport authority said in a statement.

It hit a concrete barrier and then slammed into a two-storey building. The reason for the crash, which took place near the city's boundary northeast of the airport, was not immediately known.

The head of Almaty's health service, Tleukhan Abildayev, said 14 people died at the scene while a young woman died later in hospital.

A total of 66 people were injured, of whom 50 were hospitalised, with 12 in an "extremely serious condition", he said.

Here are the highlights on the plane crash in Kazakhstan :

Dec 27, 2019 13:52 (IST)
The head of Almaty's health service, Tleukhan Abildayev, said 14 people died at the scene while a young woman died later in hospital.
Dec 27, 2019 12:42 (IST)
Kazakhstan Plane Crash: Survivor says she heard a "terrifying sound" before plane started losing altitude, reports news agency Reuters

A survivor told News website Tengrinews she heard a "terrifying sound" before the plane started losing altitude, reported news agency Reuters
Dec 27, 2019 12:12 (IST)
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A Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew memberson board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday shortly after taking off, killing at least 14 people, authorities in the Central Asian country said.
Dec 27, 2019 11:23 (IST)
Kazakhstan Crash: 17 patients being treated in hospital in a "serious condition", reports news agency AFP

17 patients were being treated in hospital in a "serious condition", including at least eight children, reported news agency AFP.
Dec 27, 2019 11:21 (IST)
Kazakhstan Plane Crash: At least 14 dead after Bek Air plane "fell off the radar"

At least 14 people died Friday when a passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff from Kazakhstan's largest city, authorities said.

The Bek Air plane "fell off the radar" minutes after it took off from Almaty airport at 7.05 am (01:05 GMT) on its way to the capital, Nur-Sultan, the airport authority said in a statement. 

"There are 14 dead at the (crash) site," the city government said in a statement sent from its Telegram messenger app.
Dec 27, 2019 10:34 (IST)
Latest on the Kazakhstan plane crash:

At least 14 people died when a passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Almaty airport in Kazakhstan, the government said Friday.

"There are 14 dead at the (crash) site," Almaty city government said in a statement via its official channel on the Telegram messenger app. 

It added that a further 17 patients were being treated in hospital in a "serious condition".
Dec 27, 2019 09:42 (IST)
The aviation committee said it was suspending all flights of that type of aircraft pending an investigation.

"Those responsible will face tough punishment in accordance with the law," Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev tweeted, expressing condolences to the victims and their families.

Dec 27, 2019 09:34 (IST)
The Almaty airport had first posted that the Almaty-Nur Sultan flight had departed as per schedule, but had disappeared from the radar soon after. 
Dec 27, 2019 09:26 (IST)
Minutes later, the airport shared another Facebook post confirming that the airline lost "height and struck concrete fence, colliding with a two-story building"

Dec 27, 2019 09:25 (IST)
A Facebook post by the Almaty International airport first confirmed the crash at around 8.20 am (IST). 

"Beck Air crashed outside the airfield. There are survivors. emergency services are working on the spot," the post roughly translated as.
Dec 27, 2019 09:22 (IST)
The plane that crashed near the city of Almaty was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, and "lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence" before hitting a small building, Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee said in a statement.
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