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Friday, 17/01/2019, 05:10:50 AM
THY Boeing 747-400F crashed near Bishkek (continuous)
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When the Boeing 747 approach runway 26 at Bishkek-Manas Intl Airport in dawning conditions, but local visibility was reduced to less than half a mile in freezing for with temperatures at minus 9 degrees ° C (dewpoint minus 10 °C).

According to unconfirmed media reports the cargo jet ran off the end of the runway until it ran into the village of Dacha-Suu (Chui district) where it demolished a number of homes breaking apart on impact. A total of 17 houses are known to have been destroyed another 43 were damaged. The remains of the 747 came to rest about 1,5 Km from he end of the runway.

According to a release by the Ministry of Transport, the pilots initiated a go-around maneuver at low level but failed to gain sufficient height until it impacted the airport fence about 900 meters beyond the end of the runway where it broke apart and crashed in flames.

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