Scores killed in Kyrgyz jet crash

Iran-bound passenger jet crashes shortly after takeoff in Kyrgyz capital.

    The crew reported a technical problem 10 minutes into the flight [AFP]

    She said 22 people, including two crew members, survived the accident, 18 of whom were hospitalised with injuries.

    The Boeing-737 is thought be locally owned but operating a service to Tehran on behalf of an Iranian carrier.

    Local officials say most of the passengers were either Iranian or Kyrgyz.

    The cause of the crash was not known but reports from the scene said the jet came down shortly after takeoff and may have been trying to make an emergency landing.

    The crew had reported a technical problem about 10 minutes into the flight, an airport official said.

    The US military has bases in the area to support its operations in Afghanistan and it sent rescue personnel and equipment to help deal with the disaster.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.