Officials say not less than 14 people have been killed after a plane with 98 people on board crashed in Kazakhstan, airport.
They say the Bek Air aircraft went down shortly after taking off at Almaty airport on Friday morning local time, smashing into a building causing heavy fog in the crash area but the cause of the crash is not yet known as at press time;
Almaty’s airport officials 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. Flight Z92100 was en route from Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, to the capital Nur-Sultan.
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.
The airport later published the list of 60 survivors who were being treated at hospitals.
one of the survivors, Maral Erman, told newsmen outside the hospital that the plane was shaking during take-off, She said it first felt as if the plane had landed, but in fact “we hit something”.
“There wasn’t much chaos on board. There was no screaming.” the crew opened the exit for passengers to get out of the aircraft when I came out I saw that the plane had “split in half”.