32 dead in Kyrgyzstan plane crash

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Rescue personnel work at the crash site of a Turkish cargo plane in the village of Dacha-Suu outside Bishkek on January 16, 2017. A Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan's main airport Monday, killing at least 37 people and destroying houses after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said. / AFP / Vyacheslav OSELEDKO (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — The Health Ministry in Kyrgyzstan says a cargo plane has crashed in a residential area just outside the Central Asian country’s main airport, killing 32 people.

The ministry said Monday that the Turkish airline Boeing 747 crash-landed just outside the Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, killing at least 15 people in a residential area adjacent to the airport as well as 17 people onboard the plane.

Local emergency services are working on the scene.

Until 2014, the U.S. military operated a military installation at the Manas airport, using it primarily for its operations in Afghanistan.