Bombardier CRJ200 Crashes In Kazakhstan, All 21 Aboard Dead

AINonline
January 29, 2013, 10:56 AM

A Bombardier CRJ200 operated by Kazakh regional airline SCAT crashed on Tuesday near the village of Kyzyl Tu in southeast Kazakhstan, killing all 15 passengers and six crewmembers. Although reports from Kazakhstan indicate the existence of low clouds and fog, a Bombardier spokesman couldn’t confirm the weather conditions at the time of the accident.

The spokesman told AIN that the 50-seat jet, one of six in SCAT’s fleet, crashed at around 1 p.m. local time while on approach to the southeastern city of Almaty during a scheduled flight from Kokshetau, in the northern province of Akmola. Bombardier has made contact with local authorities, he added, and will assist in the investigation.

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X