The crash happened in the village of Dacha-Suu, near Manas International Airport. The cargo plane was scheduled to make a stopover in Krygyzstan's capital city when it went down.
The Boeing 747 ACT Airlines cargo plane destroyed 15 homes when it crashed, claiming multiple casualties. The victims include 17 passengers on board the plane and several more on the ground, including children.
The flight originated in Hong Kong and was headed to Istanbul, Turkey after a stopover. Footage from a flight tracking website showed the plane's path after taking off.
Photos from the scene show some of the aircraft's wreckage after it tore through the structures. Emergency workers are at the crash site were sifting through the rubble.
Turkish Airlines tweeted out its condolences after the incident.
Our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the tragic incident involving an ACT Airlines aircraft in Kyrgyzstan.— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) January 16, 2017
Officials in Kyrgyzstan say poor visibility was likely a factor because of thick fog but the cause of the crash has not been confirmed yet.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that the plane was from Turkish Airlines but was from ACT Airlines in Turkey.