Investigation of CRJ-200 passenger plane’s air crash reasons to be finished this summer

Investigation of the CRJ-200 passenger plane’s air crash reasons may be
completed this summer, Azat Bekturov, Deputy Minister of Transport and
Communications, said, KazTAG reported.

 “I think we will finish this
investigation this summer”, Mr. Bekturov reported when answering journalists’
questions about the timing of completion of the investigation of this air crash
on the sidelines of the Parliament on Friday.

According to him, 95% of the work has been completed. It remains to conduct
a joint meeting with the Canadian, American, Russian and domestic experts.

“It’s a huge process … it’s a lot of work to do, a lot of details that
need to be considered and to prove to make a definitive conclusion about this
or that reason”, he explained.

According to him, the investigation of such accidents requires a lot of
time. In Canada,
for example, the average investigation lasts 450 days.

 “If we finish this summer, it
will be a titanic work of the Commission and all participants of the process”, the
deputy minister said.

 “If you remember the case in the Russian Federation when ATR-72 aircraft crashed
– it happened in early 2012, the investigation was completed this year, and it
is in neighboring Russia.
By the way, that case was much easier”, the deputy minister clarified.

As one reported, on January 29, 2013, at about 13:00, local time, just
in about five km from the Almaty International Airport,
CRJ-200 belonged to the SCAT Airline JSC crashed, as it was operating its
domestic flight #760 en route Kokshetau – Almaty. As a result of this air
crash, five crew members and 16 passengers were killed.

On this fact, the Transport Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal case
under Part 3, Article 295 of the Kazakhstan’s Criminal Code. The air
crash place was cordoned off. The Interstate Aviation Committee was involved in
decoding the found flight recorder from the crashed aircraft. Canadian experts are
also involved in this investigation.

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