Rescue teams have recovered a flight recorder from a plane which crashed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, killing all 27 people on board.

The twin-engine Antonov An-72 transport jet disappeared from radar screens at about 7pm local time (1pm UK time) as it was circling in a raging blizzard, trying to land at the city of Shymkent, the capital of the South Kazakhstan Region.

It crashed into an open-cast mine, littering the area with burning fragments.

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