The tragedy occurred early in the morning. A cargo liner flying from Hong Kong, was unable to land in Bishkek. The aircraft fell on a holiday village in the vicinity of the airport “Manas”.
A cargo Boeing 747-400 crashed in the early morning in the suburbs of Bishkek. The plane crashed 1.5 kilometers from the runway of the airport “Manas”. The aircraft followed the route Hong Kong–Bishkek. As reported by the media, the plane belonged to Turkish Airlines. According to preliminary information, the cause of the disaster were severe weather conditions. Director, civil aviation Agency of Kyrgyzstan Bakyt moreover, djunushaliev said that during the landing the plane was a fog.
“Board came in to land in fog, but the visibility allows the pilot to land the plane by all the rules. He was landing from East to West and after flying the runway for half a kilometer, collided with earth and destroyed,” said djunushaliev.
Boeing fell on the holiday village “Aviator”, located in the vicinity of the airport. In the crash was destroyed 32 houses. According to preliminary information, 37 people were killed, among them children. More than ten victims with various injuries were taken to hospital.
The airport “Manas” has suspended work till 16-00 local time. In the village of “the Aviator” are carried out rescue work. Experts from the rubble and remove the bodies of people.
Social media users mourn the victims of the crash and left on their pages mourning ribbons. Also the Internet is a fundraiser for those who were left homeless as their houses were destroyed.
“Really empathize with the people affected. Very… a Cargo Jumbo jet crashed into a holiday village close to the airport “Manas”. People were sleeping, and suddenly it all started and ended at the same time… the Children, adults were killed. This holiday village is my country house. We have him living even in winter. Contacted the Deputy Chairman, and he with severe shortness of breath began to tell. It’s awful. Save and protect”, “the Tragedy is not of the same family. The tragedy of all people! Condolences to all the families and friends of those killed in this terrible morning! Mourn!” – written by people, who learned about the tragedy.
Meanwhile, to explore the reasons for the crash of the Boeing-747 was created by a government Commission headed by first Vice-Premier of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Muhammedali Abylgazieva.