Cargo plane crash in Kyrgyzstan kills at least 33

A cargo plane operated by ACT airlines crashed near the capital of Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 33 people, authorities announced on Monday.

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The accident took place at about 7:30 a.m. in the village of Dacha Su near Manas International Airport. The victims include four people on the plane and dozens of residents of the village.

Five injured, including three children, were transferred to a local hospital, according to the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Authorities believe pilot error is to blame.

The Boeing 747 cargo plane destroyed 15 homes when it crashed.

Boeing released a statement expressing condolences and saying "A Boeing technical team stands ready to provide assistance at the request and under the direction of government investigating authorities."

Turkish Airlines tweeted out its condolences after the incident.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

ABC News' Joshua Hoyos and Rex Sakamoto contributed to this report.

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