A Turkish Airlines cargo plane has crashed into a residential area just outside Kyrgyzstan’s main international airport, killing at least 32 people. The central Asian country’s Health Ministry said the Boeing 747 crash-landed in heavy fog just outside Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek.
The impact of the crash killed 17 people on board and at least 15 living next to the airport, with several children among those reported dead.
Local emergency services were at the scene.
Rescue workers have recovered the body of one pilot and 15 local people whose houses were in the Boeing 747 jet’s crash area, the healthcare ministry said.