Bek Air flight Z9-2041 had to make an emergency landing at Astana International Airport, Astana, Kazakhstan, on March 27.
The Fokker 100, en-route from Kzyl-Orda to Astana, was on approach to the runway when the crew detected failure of the landing gear and went around for about 50 minutes before prompting the plane to land without the gear.
A Kazakhstan Air Force Aero L-39C Albatros was on a training mission when it crashed in Akhtobe Kazakhstan.
A teacher and a student pilot were aboard. “Methodologist of the-inspector of the security service of flights of the Military Institute lieutenant colonel aviation Colonel Vissarionov Evgeny Nikolaevich and Military Institute Cadet Massalimov Arman Evgeniyuly died on impact.”
The crash was witnessed by passengers who had just arrived from Almaty.
The plane crashed into the hanger.
A criminal investigation has been opened under Article 392 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Violation of the rules of safety and training.”
On December 25, 2012, a Kazakhstan Border Guards Antonov 72 transport plane crashed 12 1/2 miles from Shymkent Airport, Kazakhstan. All 20 passengers and seven crew died in the crash.
The airplane was operated by the Kazakhstan Border Guards. Among those killed was acting director of National Security Committee’s Border Guard Service, Colonel Turganbek Stambekov. Weather at Shymkent was poor with heavy snowfall and limited visibility.
Official Press Release
As previously reported, on December 25 of the current year in 18 hours and 55 minutes on the approach to Shymkent crashed military transport aircraft Border Patrol KNB.
All on board, 27 people, including seven crew members died.
Among the dead, Border Patrol Director Colonel Stambekov TM and his accompanying group of officers from the central office of the Service, as well as soldiers of the Regional Management “On ?t?st?k” on December 25 of the current year in Astana to attend the meeting of the Military Council of the Border Guard Service.
Border Patrol Leaders directed in Shymkent for the military council to the regional “On ?t?st?k” to sum ??up the past year.
Now that crashed runs interdepartmental commission to investigate aviation incidents.
In Shymkent flew the KNB N.Abykaev.
Crew commander – Major Nurakhmetov Marat Tursunovich
Kazaeronavigatsia, the Republic of Kazakhstan’s National Air Navigation Services Provider (ANSP), intends to render safe service over Kazakhstan’s airspace, and is planning three consolidated ATC centers in Astana, Aktobe and Almaty; and 15 remote control towers which will be a part of ATC Centers, forming seamless airspace over entire Kazakhstan territory on a single hardware and software.
What: Kazakhstan Mil Mi-17 Where: Astana When: August 22, 2012, 8:00 a.m. Who: 4 aboard, 4 fatalities Why: The helicopter was on a training flight when it crashed. All four crew died in the accident. Kazakhstan’s Minister of defense announced that they selected a committee to investigate and “The causes of helicopter crash will be defined by the end of the commission’s work. Given the evidence, the Akmola garrison military prosecutor opened a criminal case on the grounds of an offense under article 392 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (violation of safety and training.”
Representatives of the Main Directorate of Flight Safety and state aircraft, the Ministry of Defense, and the Prosecutor’s Office are working at the scene in the military investigation of the Interior Ministry.
What: Kyrgyzstan/Altyn Air Tupolev 134A-3 en route from Bishkek to Osh Where: Osh Airport, Kyrgyzstan When: 28 DEC 2011 Who: 6 crew, 82 passengers, 25 injured Why: After a hard landing in dense fog, the plane skidded off the runway, collapsing the right main gear, and flipped. As it rolled over, the right wing separated, and the ensuing fire was quickly contained by rescue services standing by. Passengers inside were hanging upside down, suspended by their seatbelts, but had to find a way to evacuate quickly, before the plane had a chance to explode. A fire occurred from a fuel leak in the remaining wing, but it was controlled.
The metar at the time of the landing was:
UAFO 280700Z 02002MPS 0300 R12/0550 FG VV001 00/00 Q1023 R12/19//50 TEMPO 0300 FZFG VV002 RMK QFE691/0922 BASE050M
Wind from 020 degrees at 2 m/sec; visibility 300m; on runway 12, touchdown zone visual range is 550m in fog; vertical visibility 100 m; pressure: 1023 hPa; temperature: 0°C.
Six crew members and nineteen passengers were hospitalized, but there were no fatalities reported. Nine children were aboard. The plane was evacuated.
Because of the incident, the airport (runway) was temporarily closed, and Osh-Bishkek flights are delayed.
Of the 25 reported injured and hospitalized, these have been identified: Rustamov A. b. 1977, Ismatova A. b. 1993, Turgunaliev Charles b.1960; and two injured, Mamatov A., born 1992, and Suyunbaeva A. 2011g.r. who are in a children’s hospital in Osh. The most seriously injured is a 19 year old girl.
What: Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 en route from Amsterdam to Hong Kong Where: Karaganda When: Nov 28 2010 Who: 306 passengers and 20 crew Why: While en route, the cabin suffered a loss of pressure. Oxygen masks were released and the crew descended to a lower altitude as they diverted to Karaganda Kazakhstan. The plane landed at the nearest airport, and were served breakfast aboard the plane while “emergency visa exemptions” were secured for the passengers. Hours later, passengers were taken to hotels to await the arrival of another flight.
Cathay Pacific confirmed the air pressure problem related to outflow valve assemblies they are replacing on their fleet.
What: Mil Mi-8 Helicopter en route from Makanchi Kazakhstan Where: near Urdzhar, Kazakhstan When: Mar 11 2010 Who: 8 aboard Why: Around 2 local time, the Mi-8 was engaged in a rescue mission in conditions of bad weather and low visibility (28 have been killed in local floods); the tower lost contact with helicopter, though its partner helicopter continued on safely. Bad weather and low visibility severely hampered the search, but a day later, the wreckage was been located near Urdzhar to the northwest, with no survivors.
Two local officials and two doctors were among the deceased.
What: Air Astana Airbus A321-200 en route from Almaty to Astana Where: Almaty Kasakhstan When: Sep 24th 2009 Who: 59 on board Why: While en route, the indicator revealed overheated hydraulics fluid before it failed. The flight returned to Almaty and landed safely.
What: Air Astana Airbus A319-100 en route from Almaty to Pavlodar Kasakhstan Where: Astana Kasakhstan When: Aug 1st 2009 Who: 72 passengers and 7 crew Why: The Air Astana Airbus declared an emergency when they discovered an (unspecified) brake problem. The flight diverted to Astana and made a safe landing.
What: An-24 en route from Taraz to Almaty. Where: Taraz airport When: Sunday May 17 Who: 27 passengers and 4 crew members Why: When the plane experienced engine failure, the crew was forced to have an emergency landing back at the airport of origin. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
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