Kyrgyz president instructs to investigate Bishkek plane crash
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has instructed to thoroughly investigate the crash of Boeing 747-400 Turkish cargo plane near the city of Bishkek, as well as to provide financial assistance to the families of those killed and injured, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
The Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas International Airport Jan. 16, killing at least 32 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the jet as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said.
According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the capital city Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul. It crashed when trying to land in poor visibility at 7:31 a.m. (GMT +6).
Kyrgyz transport ministry said there were five people on board.
President Almazbek Atambayev expressed condolences to the relatives of those killed in the airplane crash and ordered to provide all possible support and assistance to the injured.