14 killed in Plane crash in Kazakhstan
At least 14 people have been killed in a plane crash in Kazakhstan on Friday. The Fokker 100 Aircraft with 93 passengers and five crew members heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan crashed shortly after taking off, outside the city of Almaty.
Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee noted in a statement that the Aircraft owned by BEK Air, lost altitude during take-off and broke through a concrete fence. The committee has also suspended all flights, pending the outcome of investigations.
In a condolence message posted on Twitter, Kazakh President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said “Those responsible will face tough punishment in accordance with the law”.
Kazakhstan is a Central Asian country and former Soviet republic, which extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains at its eastern border with China and Russia.