AT LEAST seven people have been killed after a plane carrying 100 people crashed shortly after takeoff in Kazakhstan.
The Bek Air flight – a Kazakhstan-based carrier – lost altitude shortly after takeoff and crashed into a two-story building at 7.22am local time (1.22am GMT), local aviation officials, said according to the BBC.
Of the 100 on board, 95 were passengers and five were crew.
Footage taken shortly after the crash shows emergency crews working at the scene.
A woman is heard crying and another can be heard shouting for help as crews search through rubble near the crashed plane.
The plane was flying to Nur-Sultan, the country’s capital formerly known as Astana.
The aircraft was identified as a Fokker-100, a medium-sized, twin-turbofan jet airliner. The company manufacturing the aircraft went bankrupt in 1996 and the production of the Fokker-100 stopped the following year.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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