Turkey’s ACT Airlines company, the owner of the plane crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s capital of Bishkek, doesn’t know the cause of the crash yet, a spokesperson of the Turkish airline company told RIA Novosti.
She added that the Turkish company is trying to obtain information regarding the four members of the airplane’s crew.
The Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas International Airport Jan. 16, killing at least 37 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.
Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of 15 villagers and a plane pilot from the crash site, the Kyrgyz healthcare ministry said earlier.