A 14 year old Turkish Airlines cargo plane has crashed into Kyrgyzstan village leaving at least 32 people dead.
Eye witnesses say, “the plane crashed into the houses, it killed entire families”. “There’s nothing left of the houses, people were killed with their whole family, their children. Many people were sleeping.”
At least six children are understood to be among the 32 people believed to have been killed when the Airlines cargo jet crashed into a village in in Kyrgyzstan, in central Asia.
Rescue workers have found the bodies of four pilots as well as 28 villagers, who were in their homes near the village of Dacha-Suu when the Boeing 747 crashed.
Fires caused by the crash are now under control, according to the Emergency Services Ministry.
The plane crashed into homes near Manas Airport. (Twitter: @zanoza_kg)
The jet had been trying to land at Manas Airport in dense fog when it crashed at 7.31am today local time.
It damaged at least 43 homes in the village, Kyrgyzstan’s crisis management centre head Mukhammed Svarov said.
“Major work is underway,” Mr Svarov said. “The damage to infrastructure in the village is significant.”