Society • 06 February, 2020

2 Kazakh citizens injured in Turkey plane accident

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2 Kazakh citizens are injured in Turkey plane that has skidded off the runway and broken into three parts, killing three people and injuring 179 others, Kazakh MFA says.

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According to the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in Istanbul, on February 5, 2020, at 18.00 local time, two citizens of Kazakhstan were injured during a hard landing at the Istanbul airport. They were admitted to the Fatih Sultan Mehmet clinic, MFA says in a statement.

The Consulate General has taken control of the situation and is taking measures to help the citizens.

The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 177 passengers and six crew members from Izmir province in the west when it crashed at Sabiha Gokcen airport.

The Boeing 737 was trying to land in heavy tailwinds and rain.

The airport was closed and flights diverted after the accident.

The majority of people on board were Turkish, but local media quoted the airline's records as saying there were 22 foreign passengers from 12 other countries. A small number of children are believed to have been on board.


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