Самолет упал близ Алматы: есть выжившие pic.twitter.com/hQEftPeTRs
— МИА Казинформ (@kazinformkz) December 27, 2019
Sources said there was thick fog in the area at the time of takeoff and the air temperature was -9C, with very little wind. The flight Bek Air operates a fleet of Fokker 100 jets. The aviation committee said it was suspending all flights of that type of aircraft pending an investigation.
The government said the crashed plane was built in 1996 and its most recent flight certificate was issued in May 2019.
Kazakhstan’s interior ministry said it was investigating a possible breach of flight operations and safety rules.