Turkish Airlines-operated 747 crashes

Boeing 747 cargo plane crashes into village
A Turkish cargo aircraft operated by Turkish Airlines with the flight number TK6491 crashed this morning as it was attempting to land in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground.
The Boeing 747 struck a village as it tried to land in dense fog. Flying from Hong Kong to Istanbul, it had been due to make a stopover at Manas International Airport, north of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek.
It crashed in poor visibility at 07:30 local time, into the village of Dacha-Suu, damaging 15 buildings. The death toll includes four pilots and, on the ground, six children.
According to sources, the plane belonged to Istanbul-based ACT MyCargo Airlines and was operated by Turkish Airlines.
Al Jazeera
[photo by Ryan Taylor]


Check Also

Sunexpress, Lufthansa, Lithuania, Vilnius, Airbus, lease, Avion, Turkish Airlines, Antalya

Lufthansa venture to lease Lithuanian planes

Joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines to lease five A320s from Vilnius.

Oslo, airport, OSL, tax, government, budget, 2018, travel industry, business, airlines, low-cost, Ryanair, Rygge, VAT

Passenger and capacity growth in Norway

Domestic traffic grows rapidly, while Turkish upgrades Oslo route

Turkey, hotels, resorts, terror, Istanbul, Ataturk, airport, tour operator, Tui, Anatolian Sky, Thomas cook, prices

Events in Turkey hit travel companies

Failed coup adds pressure to travel businesses

Turkish Airlines, coup, terror, Istanbul, recover, Turkey, transit, transfer

Can Turkish Airlines recover after attacks, coup plot?

Few carriers have expanded as rapidly as this one

terror, attack, airport, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, coup, Turkey, revenue, profit, 2016, loss

Turkish Airlines fires hundreds of staff

Over 200 employees lose jobs following failed coup

Turkish Airlines, Kotil, Eksi, resign, chief executive, CEO

Hard job for new Turkish Airlines boss

Temel Kotil resigned with immediate effect on Friday