Astana, Kazakhstan, Sept. 24
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Four helicopters and 10 rescue teams are searching for the crew of the Su-27, which earlier crashed in Kazakhstan's Almaty Province, the press service of Kazakhstan's Defense Ministry said Sept. 24.
"The searches involve four helicopters of the military aviation and 10 search teams," the ministry said. "The searches revealed the plane's crash site, which is located in the Almaty Province."
The ministry also said that searches underway for the jet's pilots.
Kazakhstan also set up a special commission to investigate the causes of the accident.
The Defense Ministry said the crashed plane was renovated in 2009 in Belarus and could have been operated for three more years.
Earlier, it was reported that contact was lost with the Su-27 fighter jet on Sept. 23 at around 20:42 (UTC/GMT +6 hours), when the plane was conducting training flights.
Its crew included two pilots.
Edited by CN