- Title: Kyrgyzstan mourns victims of plane crash
- Date: 17th January 2017
- Summary: BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN (JANUARY 17, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE CROSSING STREET IN FRONT OF GOVERNMENT BUILDING FLAG HALFMAST VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN STREET CARS DRIVING VARIOUS OF FLAG HALFMAST DACHI SUU, NEAR BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN (JANUARY 17, 2017) (REUTERS) PART OF PLANE ON HOUSE WORKERS AT CRASH SITE PART OF PLANE WHEELS BURNT OUT CARS AT CRASH SITE PART OF PLANE WORKERS AT CRASH SITE SHOE ON GROUND PART OF PLANE WORKERS SHOVELLING THROUGH DEBRIS DEAD CHICKEN PART OF ENGINE WOMAN LAYING TOY AND FLOWERS AT CRASH SITE TOY AND FLOWERS FOOD BEING BROUGHT TO CAMP FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES AFTER CRASH POTATOES IN SACK TENT WITH SIGN 'WAREHOUSE" ON IT KYRGYZSTAN DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER MAKHAMMETKALY ABULGAZIYEV TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) KYRGYZSTAN DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER MAKHAMMETKALY ABULGAZIYEV, SAYING: "One more body was found this morning. Preliminary it was a body of the fourth pilot. So all together there are 38 victims." VARIOUS OF WORKERS CARRYING BAG PLANE IN SKY
- Embargoed: 31st January 2017 12:02
- Keywords: Kyrgyzstan plane plane crash Boeing Turkey crago mourning
- Location: NEAR BISHKEK AND BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN
- City: NEAR BISHKEK AND BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN
- Country: Kyrgyzstan
- Topics: Air Accidents,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA0015ZGY8NB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Flags were half-mast on Tuesday (January 17) in Kyrgyzstan as the country mourned victims of the plane crash that killed 38 people the day before.
A Turkish cargo jet smashed into a village of Dachi Suu near Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek as it tried to land at a nearby airport in dense fog.
According to airport officials, the Boeing 747 was supposed to make a stopover at Manas airport, near the capital Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul, airport officials said, but it crashed in poor visibility.
The plane ploughed on for a few hundred metres (yards) through the village, home to hundreds of families, sheering into mangled pieces and damaging dozens of buildings.
An area the size of a football pitch was completely levelled and covered with wreckage.
The plane's tail section was left upside down on top of a shed, next to the empty space where a house had been entirely obliterated.
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