The accident involving the Russian Il-62 cargo aircraft, which took place this morning at Bishkek airport (Kyrgyzstan), was probably caused by a malfunction in the aircraft's brake-gear. According to the airport personnel, the aircraft landed well but failed to speed down having travelled more than a kilometre beyond the landing strip and subsequently crashed into a concrete wall.
According to eyewitnesses, several strong explosions followed the collision and the aircraft caught fire. When having collided with the wall, the aircraft fell to several pieces and burned down to ashes.
The jet caught fire because its fuel tanks were full - the aircraft was to fly back to Moscow.
American servicemen of the international anti-terrorist coalition's contingent deployed to the military base in Bishkek took an energetic part in fire extinguishing. They also provided first aid to eight injured crewmen of the aircraft. The aircraft was empty on arrival in Bishkek. It was to take on-board commercial cargo.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part