Rescue personnel work at the crash site of a Turkish cargo plane in the village of Dacha-Suu outside Bishkek on January 16, 2017. AFP / Vyacheslav OSELEDKO
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A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least 37 people in the plane and on the ground, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.The plane, which had departed from Hong Kong, belonged to the Istanbul-based cargo company ACT Airlines, which said the dead included the plane's four Turkish crew members: two pilots, a freight expert and a flight technician. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. Emergency Situations Minister Boronov told reporters that it was foggy at Manas when the plane came down but weather conditions were not critical.One of the plane's two flight recorders was recovered at the scene, according to the Kyrgyz prime minister's office.
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