Plane That Crashed in Kazakhstan Had 2 Ukrainians on Board
27 December, 2019
A passenger flight carrying 93 people crashed during takeoff on December 27. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan

Two Ukrainians were on board of the plane that crashed in the Kazakh city of Almaty, according to the Kazakh interior ministry that were cited by the Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency. Their fate is currently unknown.

At least a total of 12 were killed in a crash of Bek Air-operated plane that was departing from the Almaty airport in southeastern Kazakhstan and came down shortly after takeoff and hit a building in the morning of December 27.

According to law enforcement officials, there were five crew members and 93 passengers on board. As the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan stated, 49 were hospitalized with injuries, including 8 children. 18 of them are in serious condition.

Foreign citizens, including two Ukrainians, one Kyrgyzstani, and one Chinese citizen, were among the passengers of the plane that was supposed to fly to Nur-Sultan airport in Kazakhstan’s capital. This was stated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Interfax-Kazakhstan reports.

There is no information about the condition of Ukrainians. Hromadske applied for a comment from the Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, but we have not received a response at this time.

Immediately after takeoff, the passenger jet Fokker 100 lost its height, broke through a concrete fence and crashed into a two-story building. According to the Emergency Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, the accident occurred in the residential area. The causes of the crash are still unknown, and there was no explosion or fire as a result of the accident.

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