Kajakhstan plane crashes shortly after takeoff

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Bek Air Fokker-100 (UP-F1007) -file photo

Ankara/Nur Sultan: Bek Air flight Z92100, with 100 on board, crashed killing at least 12 and injuring many others shortly after takeoff from Almaty Friday, 27 December morning.

The aircraft operated on Flight #Z92100 was a 23 year old Fokker-100 (UP-F1007). It crashed over a residential area in Kazakhstan. First reports indicate that 95 passengers and 5 crew members were on board.

Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement: We are deeply saddened to hear that this morning a passenger plane from Almaty to Nur-Sultan crashed shortly after take-off causing tragic loss of life and injuries both on board and at the crash site.

We share the sorrow of friendly and brotherly people of Kazakhstan and express our profound sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families and wish speedy recovery to the injured.

The Bek Air Z92100 1 hr 35 mt non=stop flight was from Almaty to Nur-Sultan (formerly named Astana) in Kazakhstan. Scheduled departure time was 01:05 UTC time (07:05 local time) and the take off was at 01:21 UTC time.

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