Kazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air plane comes down near Almaty airport

27 December, 11:00 Share on social media:

A passenger plane has crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people.

Officials say the aircraft from Bek Air - a Kazakh airline - went down shortly after taking off from Almaty airport on Friday morning local time, smashing into a building.

At least 60 injured people, including children, were taken to hospitals.

Flight Z92100 was en route from Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, to the capital Nur-Sultan. The cause of the crash is not known.

Almaty's airport said there were 93 passengers and five crew on board the Fokker 100 aircraft. A full list of the passengers published by Kazakhstan's interior ministry said there were 85 adults, five children and three infants on board, not counting the crew.    

The airport said the plane lost height at 07:22 local time (01:22 GMT), before striking a concrete barrier and crashing into a two-storey building. There was no fire upon impact.

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