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    20 believed dead in Kazakhstan plane crash

    Identifying the aircraft as a Canadian-made Bombardier CRJ200

    LMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — A passenger plane crashed Tuesday near Kazakhstan's principal city, Almaty, likely killing all 20 on board, Kazakhstan airline SCAT said.
    Almaty and surrounding areas have been shrouded in fog for the last two days and the accident appears to have been caused by limited visibility.
    A SCAT statement said 15 passengers and five crew members were aboard the plane.
    Visibility was limited, forcing the plane to make a second approach to Almaty airport, the airline said.
    The Emergency Services Ministry said rescue workers have been dispatched.
    Details on the crash were sparse, including the kind of plane. SCAT's website shows it flies Boeing 757s and 737s along with the Yak-42 and the An-24.
    Interfax news agency cited the Almaty province deputy governor Amandyk Batalov as identifying the aircraft as a Canadian-made Bombardier CRJ200.
    The Emergency Services Ministry said the plane, which it said was flying in from the northern city of Kokshetau, disappeared from radar around 13:13 p.m. local time (0713 GMT).
    This is the second major aircraft accident recently in Kazakhstan. In December, 27 people died when an An-72 military plane crashed near the southern city of Shymkent during violent snowstorms.

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/wor...h-4230976.php?


    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/22-...&NewsCatID=356

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    List of those killed in plane crash (21)

    Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan. 29 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
    Astana TV has announced the list of those killed in the plane crash near Almaty. According to specified data, a total of 21 people - 16 passengers and 5 crew members were killed.
    Galymzhan Duisenov
    Dusenkhan Duzbayev
    Bakzhan Bakhitzhan
    Askar Khusainov
    Nikolai Latkov
    Kaisar Malgazhdarov
    Akram Nizamov
    Abilzhan Omarov
    Marat Orazbayev
    Indira Rakhymbek
    Alexander Serikov
    Arsen Shutikov
    Askar Eskendirov
    Ivan Zhavoronkov
    Vladimir Feist
    Aleksandr Rubas

    Crew commander Vladimir Evdokimov
    2nd pilot Alexander Sharapov
    Slava Babayan
    Flight attendants:
    Irina Krivonosova
    Dina Aspandiarova
    Two foreigners were among those killed.
    On January 29, 2013, at about 13:00, Chellenger-200 aircraft of SCAT Airline, operating flight No.760 on Kokshetau-Almaty route crashed five kilometres short of the runway at Almaty.
    According to preliminary information, the accident was caused by thick fog.
    Criminal case was initiated on the plane crash. Investigation on the incident will be lead by a special government commission.

    http://en.trend.az/regions/casia/kaz.../2113273.html?

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    The aircraft used to fly for Cimber
    http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/oy-rja
    I have flown on this airframe several times
    http://www.flightradar24.com/2013-01.../43.53,77.31/8
    Most other aircraft diverted due too dense fog, but this crew apparently decided to make a landing attempt.

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    Fog likely caused Kazakhstan plane crash

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Heavy fog likely caused a Scat Airline airplane to crash not far from the airport in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, killing 20 people, officials said.

    The Bombardier CRJ200, carrying 15 passengers and five crew members, was flying between the northern city of Kokshetau and Almaty in the central Asian country, RIA Novosti reported.

    "The plane, which was not allowed to land because of fog, began to turn, but got lost in poor visibility and crashed seven kilometers [about four miles] from the airport," the Almaty emergency department said.

    The aircraft broke in two and caught fire, Gazeta.kz reported.

    Airline officials said the official cause of the crash would be confirmed once the plane's black flight data is recovered.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne...2811359461276/

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