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Saturday 13 March 2021

Plane Crash near Almaty


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NUR-SULTAN / ex ASTANA (TASS) — According to preliminary data, four people were killed, two were injured in the crash of the Antonov An-26 aircraft near the Almaty airport, according to press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan.

The press service stated :

At 17:25 [local time], information was received from the dispatching service of the Almaty airport that at 17:22 the An-26 military aircraft from Nur-Sultan to Almaty disappeared from the radar and made an emergency landing at the Almaty airport.

The fire at the scene was noted to have been extinguished.

The Antonov An-26 is a twin-engined turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft, designed and produced in the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1986. In December 2915, Kazakh Air Force had still five An-24 or An-26 in service and received one refurbished An-26 from Ukraine in 2017. The plane that crashed must be one of these military Antonovs.

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