A Turkish cargo plane approaching the airport in Kyrgyzstan’s capital crashed early Monday, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, according to the Kyrgyz government.
The Boeing 747, with a crew of four, was owned by ACT Airlines, it and had been scheduled to fly to Istanbul from Hong Kong after a stopover in the Kyrgyz capital, according to airport officials in Bishkek, the capital of the Central Asian nation.
The plane crashed into a village close to Manas International Airport, destroying at least a dozen buildings, some of which burst into flames. There was fog, but it was not clear if the weather had a role in the crash.
The Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry said that at least 12 people had been taken to the hospital.