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Kazakhstan: Plane with 100 people on board crashes

Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said at least seven people were confirmed dead.

A passenger plane carrying around 100 people has crashed near Almaty airport in Kazakhstan on Friday.

Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said at least seven people were confirmed dead.

According to the aviation agency, the plane “lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence”, before hitting a building.

In a statement posted on social media, the Almaty International Airport said the a special commission is still trying to determine the circumstances leading to the deadly incident.

Images posted on social media showed several rescue personnel digging through the wreckage of a Bek Air aircraft.

According to Flightview.com flight tracker, a Fokker 100 aircraft of Bek Air was scheduled to leave Almaty at 7:05am local time and arrive in capital Astana at 8:40am on Friday.

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