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Scene Of Turkish Air Crash In Kyrgyz Village

A village near Kyrgyzstan's Manas Airport was the scene of a horrific crash early on January 16, when a Turkish cargo plane en route from Hong Kong fell on homes in Dacha-Suu, killing at least 37 people, including the crew and dozens of people on the ground.

The tail section of the Boeing 747 lying among damaged houses in Dacha-Suu, outside of the capital, Bishkek.
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The tail section of the Boeing 747 lying among damaged houses in Dacha-Suu, outside of the capital, Bishkek.

At least 37 people have been confirmed killed, with that number likely to rise. According to RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, all but four of the fatalities were people on the ground when the aircraft slammed into the village at around 7:30 in the morning.  
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At least 37 people have been confirmed killed, with that number likely to rise. According to RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, all but four of the fatalities were people on the ground when the aircraft slammed into the village at around 7:30 in the morning.
 

A section of the plane's landing gear inside a house. 
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A section of the plane's landing gear inside a house. 

Damaged houses being searched. Around 20 homes are reported to have been destroyed in the crash. 
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Damaged houses being searched. Around 20 homes are reported to have been destroyed in the crash. 

Landing gear lying in snow. Foggy weather is being cited as a possible factor in the crash. 
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Landing gear lying in snow. Foggy weather is being cited as a possible factor in the crash. 

Early reports suggested the plane crashed while attempting to land for refueling at Manas International Airport outside the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.
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Early reports suggested the plane crashed while attempting to land for refueling at Manas International Airport outside the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.

Destruction in front of the tail section of Flight TK 6491.
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Destruction in front of the tail section of Flight TK 6491.

A section of the plane near a house in the village of Dacha-Suu.
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A section of the plane near a house in the village of Dacha-Suu.

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