Passenger plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan, casualties feared

August 25th, 2008 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS  

Almaty (Kazakhstan), Aug 24 (Xinhua) A Boeing-737 passenger jet crashed in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan Sunday, according to reports.There were casualties when the plane hit the ground during a takeoff near the Manas airport, the Interfax news agency reported citing an airport source.

The aircraft is owned by Itak-Air, a private airline company. It was due to make a flight from Bishkek to Mashhad, Iran.

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