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Monday, January 16, 2017

37 killed as Turkish cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

HomeNews Published time: 16 Jan, 2017 03:37 Edited time: 16 Jan, 2017 08:48 Get short URL Members of a rescue team and investigators work at the crash site of a Turkish cargo jet near Manas airport outside the capital city Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, January 16, 2017. © Vladimir Pirogov / Reuters At least 37 people have been killed after a cargo plane belonging to Turkish MyCargo Airlines crashed into a residential neighborhood near Kyrgyzstan’s capital of Bishkek, according to the emergency ministry. Among those killed are four crew members, RIA Novosti news agency reported. One of the pilots died at the scene of the accident, Kyrgyz Health Ministry spokeswoman Elena Bayalinova said. The aircraft was operating the flight route TK6491 from Hong Kong to Bishkek, and would have flown on to Istanbul. Kyrgyzstan's Emergencies Ministry said the plane crashed in a residential neighborhood outside the capital, Bishkek.

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