ACT Airlines flight #TK6491 crash at approximately 7:18 a.m. local time about two kilometers (1.2 miles) away from the airport. Turkish Airlines contacts the carrier out to do cargo flights.
A source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti that Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed readiness to provide any necessary assistance in a phone conversation with Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev.
At least 37 people died in a Turkish cargo plane crash near Kyrgyzstan’s capital of Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations said Monday.
“According to preliminary data, about 15 homes have bean destroyed and, as of 11:24 a.m. [05:24 GMT], preliminary data indicates 37 people died,” the ministry said in a statement on its website. Earlier it has been reported that the plane has crashed near the Manas airport during landing approach due to poor weather conditions, crashing on a village near the airport and destroying at least 15 homes. Eight people have been taken to hospitals, including six children.
Statement from Turkish Airlines regarding the incident. Turkish routinely contracts this carrier out to do business with them: