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Boeing Crashes While Taking Off From Bishkek

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Boeing passenger jet crashes while taking off in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Russian news agencies report. Casualties have been reported.

The plane crashed not to far from the International Airport Manas. The Boeing belonged to Itek Air and was flying from Bishkek to the Iranian city of Meskhet.

The Russian News Agency Interfax reports that the crashed Boeing 737 had 123 on board, refering to Kyrgyzstan Emergency Ministry.

Airport “Manas” - one of the biggest and modern airports in Central Asia and the first aircraft was landed in 1974. Airport "Manas" is situated at the center of Chu valley about 23 km to the north-west from the capital of Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek city. Without any problem you can get to the “Manas” airport at any time of day and night.

At the present time a group of rescuers are rushing to the place of the emergency to help.

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