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Kazakhstan sends CRJ-200 crash report to Canada, U.S.

Source: Xinhua Date: 2014-12-09 Browse:

ASTANA, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- The final report on CRJ-200 crash near Almaty, which claimed 21 lives, was sent to the aircraft manufacturer in Canada, and producer of the aircraft engine in the U.S. for examination, the press service of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan said Monday.

The aircraft CRJ-200 of SCAT airlines, which was performing 760 Kokshetau-Almaty flight, crashed on Jan. 29, 2013, seven kilometers away from Almaty airport during its second attempt to land. The accident claimed the lives of 5 crew members and 16 passengers including a 2-year-old boy. No one survived. The investigation board concluded that the most likely cause of the crash could be human factor.

The complexity in the investigation of the accident was due to the need to clarify the circumstances under which the crew didn't complete all actions necessary for the second attempt to land, explained the report.

"The investigation of the plane crash has been completed...The final results will be announced after the completion of the agreement of all parties," said Zhanibek Taizhanov, director of the traffic accidents investigation department.

The Ministry of Investment and Development expects that the final report would be agreed by the Canadian and American sides at an early date.