No Lithuanians among plane crash victims in Kazakhstan – ministry

  • 2019-12-27
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – There are no Lithuanians among the victims of a plane crash in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Foreign Affair says.

A Bek Air plane crashed soon after taking off from the airport of Almaty on Friday morning.

Based on information from the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs' representation in Almaty, there were no foreigners registered for this flight.

At least 14 people were killed when the plane crashed soon after taking off from Almaty, the local authorities said on Friday.

The Fokker-100 took off at 7.22 a.m. local time for a flight to Nur Sultan but lost altitude and hit a concrete barrier and then a two-story building.

There were 95 passengers and five crew members on that plane.