At least 37 people have been killed after a cargo plane belonging to Turkish MyCargo Airlines crashed into a residential neighborhood near Kyrgyzstan’s capital of Bishkek, according to the emergency ministry.
Among those killed were six children and four pilots. Majority of those killed were village residents hit by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog. The crash damaged 15 buildings in the village.
The plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, 25km north of capital Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul on Monday.
Manas airport, Kyrgystan’s main international airport, has been closed.
According to Flightradar24 the plane belonged to ACT MyCargo Airlines, a Turkish cargo airline based in Istanbul.
Local media reported that the plane was operated by Turkish Airlines under flight number TK6491.