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Boeing 747 crash. Turkish airline company transfers part of compensation

At least $ 600,000 (about 42 million soms) have been transferred to the special account of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan from the Turkish ACT Airlines that owned Boeing 747, which crashed on January 16 in Chui region. Information Support Department of the government of Kyrgyzstan reported.

The First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammetkaliy Abulgaziev, following a regular meeting with the representatives of the Turkish company ACT Airlines, said that this was part of the amount requested by the government commission for compensation of material damage estimated at 195 million soms as a result of the plane crash.

The money will be distributed among the victims and relatives of the deceased when the full amount is received.

«The receipt of the first tranche testifies to the willingness and goodwill of the Turkish side to pay the appropriate funds. We see their interest in the prompt and fair resolution of this issue," Mukhammetkaliy Abulgaziev stressed.

«We also count on compensation for the victims and relatives of the dead under the international norms. If the relatives of the victims and the victims accept the proposals of the Turkish side, the issue on the payment of compensation to the victims and relatives of those killed as a result of the plane crash will be resolved out-of-court," the official said.