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27 Dec 2019 | 04:27 AM UTC

Kazakhstan: Small plane crashes in Almaty December 27

Small plane crashes in Almaty on December 27; at least 15 dead

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Event

At least 15 people were killed when a plane carrying around 100 passengers crashed shortly after taking off from the Almaty International Airport (ALA) in the morning (local time) of Friday, December 27. The plane, operated by the Kazakhstan-based carrier Bek Air, reportedly lost altitude before colliding with a two-storey building at approximately 07:22.

Residual disruption is possible around the crash site in the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Almaty are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid the area of the crash, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.