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
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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…