14 dead after passenger jet crashes into a building

At least 14 people were killed when a passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in Kazakhstan on Friday.

Bek Air flight Z2100 with 100 on board went down after leaving Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, Friday morning.

The Fokker 100 jet took off at 7.05am local time and was due to arrive in the country’s capital of Nursultan by 8:40am. 

According to Kazakhstan’s civil aviation agency, the jet ‘lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence’, before hitting a building.  

In a statement on its Facebook page, the airport said there was no fire and a rescue operation got underway immediately following the crash.