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Plane crashes in Kyrgyz capital

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posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 06:39 AM
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Plane crashes in Kyrgyz capital


news.bbc.co.uk

A passenger plane has crashed shortly after take-off from Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, killing 68 out of the 90 passengers and crew, officials say.

There were many foreigners on board, including Iranians and Canadians.

The Itek Air Boeing 737 took off bound for Iran, but turned round about 10 minutes later.

An airport spokeswoman said the crew had reported a technical problem, and the plane crashed not far from the airport and caught fire.

Ambulances and fire-fighting equipment from the nearby US air base at Manas, 30km (20 miles) from Bishkek, were despatched to help with the rescue effort.

All six Kyrgyz crew members and an Iranian aviation official were among the survivors, the press office of Kyrgyzstan's government said.
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posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 06:39 AM
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there is a video at the bbc link aswell

there seems to be loads of plane crashes this week
5?

thought flying was one of the safest forms of transport compared to driving.

blame it on the age of the planes?
or mismanagment?

also this flight is intresting as it had Iranian aviation officials flying in it with one surviving.

news.bbc.co.uk
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