OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 29265 posts, RR: 59 Posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14135 times:
Reuters reporting a plane with 20 people onboard has crashed near Almaty .
Update here :
A plane has crashed in Kazakhstan with six cabin crew members and 15 passengers on board, Interfax reported, quoting local Emergency Ministry workers.
The plane crashed near Alma-Aty, the largest city in the country.
Not much info here either. no info on type or airline. crew config would suggest 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew then possibly A320 sized aircraft which the local carrier operates or could be AN 72....desperate for more info anyone.
Hoping for the best at this time.....
ALA - Almaty has CAT III B operational runway (23R) but very high terrain on the southern side of the airport 16500ft+
flyingbird From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13706 times:
I have made some investigations according to the information I have found in media.
Media claims it was a flight from Kokshetau (KOV) to Almaty (ALA). There is a flight DV760 scheduled from KOV to ALA at 10:00 -> 11:50 local time. This flight is normally not flown by Boeing and there are no Boeing's visible landing in ALA coming from KOV or with callsign *760 at Flightradar24 today.
pvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 2409 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12847 times:
I guess another CFIT when trying to approach in visibility below safe limits, at least in flightradar other flights indeed seemed to divert so I assume visibility was too below safe limits also when this crash happened?
"Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable." - Voltaire
According to Aviation Safety (ASN,) the msn of the crashed aircraft was 7413. That means the aircraft involved was a former Cimber Air machine, OY-RJA at delivery, and wore "Team Lufthansa" colors for a while before wearing the Cimber Air house livery until that carrier's demise in 2012.
Alias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2929 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7791 times:
Sad news. Hopefully the victims didn't suffer and lessons can be learned and applied from this accident. I'll be very curious to find out the results of the investigation since I fly the same type of aircraft.
Quoting cornutt (Reply 10): ASN says five crew, 16 pax. Why did they need five crew on a CRJ-200? Did they have one or two deadheading?
Possible. Maybe just repositioning. Could also be a check airman in the jumpseat observing, or a flight attendant trainer observing the flight attendant.
Quoting richierich (Reply 9): That means the aircraft involved was a former Cimber Air machine, OY-RJA at delivery
Really? Anyone reading this that's been around this site for several years just thought of clogs and one of the all time classic non-aviation threads (it's right up there with snowglobes for amusement). Oyrja And His Women Shoes... (by GKirk Nov 9 2004 in Non Aviation)
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
OYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3655 times:
First of all I want to express my depest condolences to the casualties and their relatives.
It's always sad when there is a plane crash.
When I saw that the aircraft was the former OY-RJA, it made me even a little more sad.
I've had a lot of great experiances with that aircraft, when working for former Cimber Air down in BSL. It was used daily on the 3 trips in each direction, and I had many awesome cockpit flighs on her.