Commission created in Kazakhstan to investigate causes of plane crash near Almaty
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 29 / Trend, E. Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan's Transport Ministry has created a commission to investigate the causes of the plane crash near Almaty, the ministry press service said.
"Kazakh Transport and Communications Minister Askar Zhumagaliyev signed an order establishing a commission to investigate the fatal crash of a CRJ 200 LR aircraft," the report said.
Vice-Minister of Transport Azat Bekturov was appointed head of the commission for investigation of the aviation accident. At the moment, the commission is conducting an investigation at the scene in conjunction with Kazakh Prosecutor's Office.
According to the Civil Aviation Committee, a black box was found at the scene which will be sent to the Interstate Aviation Committee for decryption.
Earlier, a government commission was created by deccree of the Kazakh government to investigate causes for the plane's crash.
On January 29, 2013, at about 13:00, a Challenger-200 aircraft belonging to SCAT Airlines, flight No.760 on the Kokshetau-Almaty route crashed five kilometres short of the runway at Almaty.
According to preliminary information, the accident was caused by thick fog.
A criminal case was initiated around the crash. Some 21 people were killed in the accident.