Monday, 16 January 2017

Turkish cargo plane crashes into Kyrgyzstan homes killing 32

                            BREAKING NEWS

A Boeing 747-412F cargo plane was destroyed after crashing near Bishkek-Manas International Airport (FRU). All four crew members and 28 people on the ground were killed.
At least 15 buildings were destroyed and a number of children are reported to have been among those killed.
The plane came down shortly after 07:30 local time (01:30 GMT) in the village of Dacha-Suu, a popular holiday home area.
Flight TK6491 departed Hong Kong (HKG) on a cargo service to Istanbul, and a
refueling stop was planned for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Weather at the time of the accident was poor with a visibility of 150 mts and an RVR (Runway Visual Range) reported for runway 26 of 550 mts in freezing fog conditions. Vertical visibility was 100 mts and temperature at the time was -9°C but the cause of the crash has not yet been confirmed.

Manas airport, the country's main international airport, has been closed.

Aircraft Information
Aircraft: Boeing 747-412F
Operator: My Cargo Airlines
Owner: THY Turkish Airlines
Registration: TC-MCL
Serial Number: 32897
First Flew: 13-1-2003 (test rego was N5022E)
Age: 14 years old

Aircraft History

27th Feb 2003 started with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SFL

SINGAPORE CARGO B747-412F 9V-SFL                  (File Photo)

5th Dec 2015 started with My Cargo

My thoughts and prayers go out to the immediate families and friends of everyone involved in this horrific accident.


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