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At least 14 killed in Bek Air Kazakhstan plane crash

Christian Fernsby |
A Kazakhstan plane with 100 people aboard crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday, killing at least 14 people while at least 35 others survived with injuries, officials in Almaty said.

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Topics: BEK AIR    KAZAKHSTAN    PLANE    CRASH   

The Bek Air aircraft hit a concrete wall and a two-story building after takeoff from Almaty International Airport. It said the plane lost attitude at 7:22 a.m. (0122 GMT).

In a statement on its Facebook page, the airport said there was no fire and a rescue operation got underway immediately following the crash.

The plane was flying to Nur-Sultan, the country’s capital formerly known as Astana.

The aircraft was identified as a Fokker-100.


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