Turkish cargo plane crash claimed 43 lives
MOSCOW: The number of people killed as a result of the mid-January crash of a Turkish cargo aircraft into homes near Kyrgyzstan’s capital has exceeded 40, the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) said yesterday.
“Site: near Manas airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan… Death toll: 43,” IAC said on its website.
The Boeing 747 crashed on January 16, while flying from Hong Kong to Istanbul. It was to make a stopover at Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport when it came down less than 1.6km from the runway and razed 32 homes, killing the crew and people on the ground.
IAC investigation commission head Leonid Kashirsky said all systems of the cargo aircraft were working properly. – Sputnik