OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26860 posts, RR: 58 Posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12964 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, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12535 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, 1221 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11676 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?
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, 2748 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6620 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: 15
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2484 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.