Bishkek plane crash death toll reaches 37 (UPDATING) (PHOTO/VIDEO)
10:23 (GMT+4) At least 37 people died in a Turkish cargo plane crash near Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations said an. 16.
09:32 (GMT+4) The plane has crashed several kilometers from the Manas airport, said the press service of the Bishkek airport, TASS reported.
"There were only crew members onboard, we cannot tell the exact number," the airport’s press service said.
The Kyrgyz government's message said the plane damaged houses in the crash area, several houses caught fire, and the firefighters were sent to the scene.
The death toll in the Boeing 747 cargo plane crash near Bishkek’s airport has soared to 32, the republic’s Health Ministry told TASS.
"Another eight people, including six children, were hospitalized from the crash scene, and are in serious condition," the ministry said.
08:32 (GMT+4) The death toll after a cargo plane crashed near Bishkek has risen up to 30, Sputnik news agency reported.
The death toll after a Turkish cargo plane on a flight from Hong-Kong has crashed near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, has risen up to 30, said the message of the Kyrgyz Health Ministry.
08:14 (GMT+4) The plane has crashed in a village, destroying at least 15 homes, a representative of Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry told RIA Novosti.
The ministry's message said the crash resulted in deaths of at least 20 people, including 6 children. Also, 15 houses in the area of the crash were damaged.
07:26 (GMT+4) "A cargo plane of Turkish airlines en route from Hong Kong crashed while landing in Manas airport in Kyrgyz capital due to poor weather conditions," head of Crisis Management Center's told RIA Novosti.
According to the message of the Kyrgyz government, the crash resulted in deaths of at least 16 people.
Kyrgyz emergency ministry also said there were 4 crew members onboard aircraft, one of them survived.
06:49 (GMT+4) A cargo plane on a flight from Hong-Kong has crashed near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sputnik reported.
A cargo plane on a flight from Hong-Kong has crashed near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the country's Emergency Ministry reported.
According to the Kyrgyz emergency ministry, the plane belonged to a Turkish company.
The plane reportedly crashed during landing, due to bad weather conditions. No reports on casualties were available.