Astana, Oct 4

An airplane crashed in the south region of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, killing all five people on board, authorities said.

An An-28 aero-medical airplane crashed in the Ili district of the Almaty region at 07.15 p.m., Ruslan Imankulov, spokesman for the Emergency Situations Committee of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Internal Affairs said, reports Xinhua.

Rescuers using three units of equipment extinguished the fire that arose after the crash of the plane on the site.

According to the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, the Eastwing airline's flight flew on the Almaty-Shymkent route.

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