BREAKING: Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan; 30 Killed, 15 Houses Destroyed

March 18, 2023 5:01 pm8 commentsViews: 103

More than thirty people have been left dead after a Turkish cargo plane crashed early Monday at around 7:30 a.m. local time while approaching airport in Kyrgyzstan.

ACT Airlines owned Boeing 747 that was built in 2003 and was scheduled from Hong Kong to Istanbul with a stopover in the Kyrgyz capital.

The cargo crashed destroying about a dozen buildings into a village near to the Manas International Airport. The weather was foggy, but it is yet to be investigated whether it had a role in the crash.

Government officials confirmed the crash and emergencies ministry said more than a dozen people have been hospitalized. More than 1,000 rescue workers reached immediately and are still trying to recover bodies from the crash scene.

Television footage on the national channel showed a large section of the nose of the plane on the ground after the plane crashed through a building.

The deputy prime minister said about fifteen houses has been destroyed in the crash.

No information about cause of crash has yet been released officially and it is learned a government commission would investigate.

ACT Airlines is a Turkish company and Chinese conglomerate HNA Group owns 49 percent share in it. ACT operates under MyCargo Airlines name.

HNA Group has aviation, tourism and ligistics units.


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