On Friday morning, a passenger plane crashed near take-off near Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan. To date, 15 people have been killed. There were 60 people injured. The aircraft had 95 passengers and 5 crew members. According to media reports, a’ back air’ plane traveled from the city of Almaty to the capital of Nur Sultan. The aircraft lost its balance at 7.22 a.m. local time after take-off and collided with a two-storey building.
There are eight children among those rescued from the debris. It is not clear that a minor was killed in the accident. Emergency services were dispatched to the scene after the incident. A video of the incident appeared showing a woman in an ambulance booming under the rubble. The Government of Kazakhstan has announced the formation of a commission to investigate the cause of the plane crash.
In a plane crash in 2013
20 people died earlier on 29 January 2013, a passenger plane from Kokutsu City crashed near Almaty. Twenty people were killed in the tragedy. The military aircraft crashed in the southern part of the country on 26 December 2012, killing 27 people.