All passengers survive after plane flips over in crash-landing

All passengers have miraculously survived after an aeroplane slipped on a runway and crashed in bad weather conditions.

The accident happened at midday on Wednesday in the southern city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan, as the Soviet-built jet tried to land. The plane had originated in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek.

Photos from the wreckage show the Kyrgyzstan Airlines Tu-134 aircraft flipped on its head.

The jet carrying 80 passengers and six crew rolled off the runway, broke its wing, overturned and caught fire, according to officials.
"The landing was performed in thick fog. The plane skidded off the runway and turned to the left side. Its wing was smashed off. A loud explosion was heard," an airport spokesman told the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.


According to the government, 31 people were injured. 17 out of 31 people are reported to have been hospitalised.

A probe into the crash-landing has been launched.

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