"There were five crew members and 93 passengers on board, including four representatives of foreign nationals: Yuriy Son (Ukraine), Yana Son (Ukraine), Ikliv Mag (Kyrgyzstan) and Nurlan Maulina (China)," the message reads.
Passengers shared some details on the accident.
One of the passengers indicated that the plane had to take off at 07:05 a.m. local time (03:05 a.m. Kyiv time), but the flight had been delayed. The woman said that the plane had gained and had lost altitude twice. She also stated that the liner had been "crooked".
Then she heard a loud noise, a thud and a brattle. The passenger left the aircraft behind its wings. She added that they had been shouting that the plane could explode.
Another passenger, Aslan Nazaraliyev, said that after the liner had begun to gain altitude, its wings had started to sway. After that, the plane crashed. Nazaraliyev reported that passengers had got out of the liner through the porthole over the frozen wing. He also noted that the rescuers had been reaching the crash scene for a long period of time, so the passengers had been helping each other to get out of the aircraft.
As we reported earlier, a plane with 100 people aboard crashed in Kazakhstan. The country's Industry Ministry reported that on Facebook.
The tragedy occurred not far from Kyzyl-Tu in Almaty region, at 07:22 a.m. local time.
"Flight No.Z2100 of Bek Air company, aircraft Fokker-100 lost the altitude upon the takeoff and hit the barrier curb, as it was on its way from Almaty to Nursultan. A collision with the two-story building followed", the Ministry reported.