The cause of the crash in the Central Asian nation was unclear, but authorities were looking at possible scenarios, Kazakhstan’s deputy prime minister
ALMATY: A Kazakhstan plane with 98 people aboard crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday, killing at least 12 people, while 49 were hospitalized with injuries, Kazakh officials said.
The cause of the crash in the Central Asian nation was unclear, but authorities were looking at two possible scenarios pilot error and technical failure, According to Kazakhstan’s deputy prime minister
The Bek Air aircraft hit a concrete fence and a two-story building after takeoff from Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city and former capital. The Almaty International Airport said.
The plane was flying to Nur-Sultan, the capital formerly known as Astana. Local authorities had earlier put the death toll at 15, but the Interior Ministry later revised the figure downward, without explaining.