Two people injured in An-26 crash in critical condition - UPDATED

Two people injured in An-26 crash in critical condition - UPDATED
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Two people who were injured in the An-26 crash at Almaty airport are in critical condition, and doctors are fighting for their lives, the Almaty authorities said on Saturday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The two casualties are as follows, one born in 1987 has an open left femur fracture and closed-head injury and the other born in 1996 has open-head injury, finger fractures and second-degree and third-degree burns. They are in critical condition in the intensive care unit of Almaty’s City Clinical Hospital No. 4," the statement says.

According to the press service, doctors are doing their utmost to save them.

An Antonov An-26 two-engine turboprop crashed while landing at Almaty airport on Saturday. It had flown from Nur-Sultan, the country’s capital. Four of its crew were killed and two more injured in the crash.

 

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An airplane crashed Saturday evening near an airport in Almaty city, Kazinform correspondent reports.

The video of the plane crash became viral on social media.

The AN-26 plane en route Nur-Sultan-Almaty crashed while it was attempting to land at the airport in Almaty city. It happened at around 17:20 pm Almaty time. Rescuers and emergency services were dispatched to the scene immediately.

According to the preliminary data, it was a military plane. Four people reportedly died and two more were injured in the plane crash. Those injured were rushed to the regional hospital, the Almaty public healthcare department confirmed.

 

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