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TIN news:   A Turkish Airlines Boeing 747-400SF aircraft has crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas International airport, the key portal for the country’s capital city.
Reports indicate that the body of one pilot has been recovered, as well as 15 victims on the ground.
A brief statement from Manas airport indicates that the aircraft was operating on the Hong Kong-Istanbul route.
FlightGlobal was unable to reach Turkish Airlines, which has yet to release a statement about the crash.
Images purporting to be from the crash scene show fires burning in a suburban area at night.
Subsequent images, taken after the break of day, show the aircraft’s tail separated from the aircraft, resting upside down on top of a house. Most of the aircraft’s two vertical stabilizers appear to have been shorn off.
These images indicate snowy conditions with low visibility.
Flight Fleets Analyzer indicates that Turkish Airlines operates a single 747-400SF aircraft bearing registration TC-ACJ, that it wet-leased from Turkey’s myCargo. Originally delivered to Air Canada as a combi aircraft, it was converted to a freighter in 2006.
The aircraft is listed as managed by WNG Capital.
myCARGO, is an Istanbul Ataturk airport-based cargo airline and a HNA Group subsidiary. The airline offers international air cargo charter services, as well as aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) wet leasing, and dry leasing services. myCargo has not released a statement about the crash.

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