Plane Crash Kills 37 In Kyrgyzstan

At least 37 people have been killed, after a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a residential area when attempting to land in poor visibility, in Kyrgyzstan.

A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 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. (0131 GMT).

The plane carried on travelling for several hundred metres through the Dachi Suu village, home to hundreds of families, shattering into pieces and damaging dozens of buildings.

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