More than a dozen passengers killed in a plane crash in Kazakhstan on early Friday morning. The Bek Air operated air craft hit a building shortly after takeoff from Almaty airport.
The plane was carrying 95 passengers and 5 crew members at the time of the accident. Still, there is no information on how many people died in the accident. Authorities have identified at least 14 dead at the moment and another 35 were injured. The injured were shifted to nearby local hospital.
Early on Friday morning, the Fokker 100 aircraft was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan from Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city. While taking off, the aircraft lost contact with ground control and shortly it hit a two-storey building. Immediately, the airport officers arrived and found the plane crashed near the airport.
Beck Air was founded in 1999 and operating from a hub at Uralsk Airport in Kazakhstan. The airline, which was first operating only for VIP services, has gradually begun offering general services. There are seven Fokker-100 aircraft in the company. The Kazakhstan government has ordered an investigation and a special commission will be set up to determine the cause of the Bek Air plane crash. Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed deep condolences to the victims and their families.