Kyrgyz Premier Holds Extraordinary Meeting on Boing-737 Plane Crash

Kyrgyzstan Materials 25 August 2008 12:03 (UTC +04:00)

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, 25 August / Trend corr. R.Meshadihasanli / Igor Chudinov, the Kyrgyz Premier, held an extraordinary meeting on Boing-737 plane crash on 25 August.

On 24 August Boing-737 plane of Аsserman air (Iranian company) flew on Bishkek-Mashhad route at 20.30 Bishkek time in accordance with the regular flight schedule realized from the Manas airport. The plane was leased from the Itech Air, the Kyrgyz airline company, to carry out the flight. At 20.35, crew requested to return because of technical reasons. However, the plane carried out crash landing in Zhani-Zher village of the Kyrgyz Sokuluk Region at 20.43 without flying to the airport. The plane wrecked and burnt down as a result of collision with the land surface.

According to preliminary data, 83 passengers, six crew members and one representative of Asserman air company were on board of the airliner. There are victims. A total of 65 people died, 22 people are at the hospital and three people were discharged after the rendering medical aid, due the preliminary data.

According to Kamchibek Tashiyev, the Emergency Situations Minister, rescue operations finished at the scene of incident at 6.30AM on 25 August.

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