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NEW YORK TIMES — A Turkish cargo plane approaching the airport in Kyrgyzstan’s capital crashed early Monday, killing at least 30 people, most of them on the ground, according to government officials and news media reports.
The airport in Bishkek, the capital of the Central Asian nation, reported that the Boeing 747 was owned by ACT Airlines and had been scheduled to fly to Istanbul from Hong Kong after a stopover in the Kyrgyz capital.
It crashed into a village close to Kyrgyzstan’s Manas International Airport, destroying at least a dozen buildings, some of which burst into flames. The plane went down in foggy conditions, but it was not clear if the weather had a role in the crash.