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Boeing 747 cargo plane crashes into village
A Turkish cargo aircraft operated by Turkish Airlines with the flight number TK6491 crashed this morning as it was attempting to land in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground.
The Boeing 747 struck a village as it tried to land in dense fog. Flying from Hong Kong to Istanbul, it had been due to make a stopover at Manas International Airport, north of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek.
It crashed in poor visibility at 07:30 local time, into the village of Dacha-Suu, damaging 15 buildings. The death toll includes four pilots and, on the ground, six children.
According to sources, the plane belonged to Istanbul-based ACT MyCargo Airlines and was operated by Turkish Airlines.
Al Jazeera
[photo by Ryan Taylor]

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