Bek Air flight Z9 2100 that was operated by Fokker 100 airplane went down shortly after takeoff in Almaty early Friday morning. The airplane was on-route to the capital Nur-Sultan.
There are media reports that anywhere from 7 to 15 passengers/crew members would have died and several injured. There were 95 passengers and 5 crew members on this flight.
Here are some Tweets with images on the ground:
A Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday shortly after taking off, killing at least 14 people, authorities in the Central Asian country said https://t.co/GYGxEl3AH9 pic.twitter.com/Xo6fqKGWuV
— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) December 27, 2019
Kazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air flight comes down after takeoff, killing 14 https://t.co/Ys6IaLrsck
— The National (@TheNationalUAE) December 27, 2019
— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 27, 2019
There have been few accidents with fatalities this year including Aeroflot and Ethiopian. Let’s hope that 2020 is a better year for air passengers.