Main version of plane crash near Almaty revealed

Photo: Main version of plane crash near Almaty revealed / Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan. 31 / Trend D. Mukhtarov/

As of today, the main version of the plane crash near Almaty, which killed 21 people, are down to human error or a technical fault with the aircraft, the General Transport Prosecutor's office in Kazakhstan said on Thursday.

'Outside interference to the regular flight, such as someone's malice with intent is ruled out. Two versions of the cause of the crash are considered to be human error or a technical fault', the statement said.

According to the central communications service the black box was brought to Moscow today for independent study by experts of the International Aviation Committee.

The First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Regional Development Bakytzhan Sagintayev said that the data transcription will take up to 15 days.

On January 29, 2013, at about 13:00, a Challenger-200 aircraft belonging to SCAT Airline, flight No.760 on route from Kokshetau to Almaty crashed five kilometres short of the runway at Almaty. Some 21 people were killed. A criminal case has been initiated surrounding the crash.

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