Boeing jet with 123 on board crashes in Kyrgyzstan (Lead)

August 25th, 2008 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS  

Bishkek/Moscow, Aug 24 (DPA) A Boeing 737 passenger jet with 123 people on board crashed in Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek city airport Sunday, the Kyrgyz Civil Defence Ministry reported.A spokesman for the airport confirmed that fatalities did occur, but could provide no details, according to the Interfax news agency.

The jet, on its way to Iran, was five kilometres from Bishkek airport when it went down. The airline that owned the plane was not yet known.

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