ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) – Kazakhstan’s president has ordered an inspection of all airlines in the country after a plane carrying 98 people crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday.
At least 12 people were killed, while 54 were hospitalized with injuries. Authorities earlier put the death toll at 15 then revised it without explaining why.
The aircraft hit a concrete wall and a two-story building after takeoff from Almaty International Airport.
It was flying to Nur-Sultan, the country’s capital formerly known as Astana. One survivor said the plane started shaking less than two minutes after takeoff.