The plane “lost altitude after takeoff and broke through a concrete fence,” before colliding with a two-story building at approximately 7:22 a.m., local time, according to Almaty aviation authorities.
The domestic flight, operated by Kazakhstan-based Bek Air, was scheduled to fly from Almaty, the country’s largest city, to the capital Nur-Sultan.
Kazakh state media, citing the Internal Affairs Ministry, said at least nine people had been killed in the crash, and nine people, including six children, had been injured.
Images of the crash site appear to show the damaged plane broken into several parts, with much of the fuselage still relatively intact.
Airport authorities said emergency responders were now working to evacuate passengers and crew members from the wreckage. There were no reports of a fire following the crash.
The cause and circumstances of the crash is under investigation, airport authorities said.
This is a developing story