12 Killed, Dozens Hurt After Jetliner Crashes in Kazakhstan

The Bek Air jet hit a concrete wall and a two-story building soon after departing from Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city.

  • Published 27 December 2019

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — A jetliner with 98 people aboard struggled to get airborne and crashed shortly after takeoff Friday in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people, authorities said. The Bek Air jet, identified as a 23-year-old Fokker 100, hit a concrete wall and a two-story building soon after departing from Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city and former capital, airport officials said. The aircraft's tail also struck the runway twice during takeoff, indicating that it struggled… Read at AP News