The crashed Bek Air’s plane produced in 1996

The Bek Air plane crashed near the Almaty International Airport, was produced in 1996, said Roman Sklyar, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Trend reports quoting the Kazakh media on Friday.

According to him, the aircraft was registered in the Kazakhstan registry on August 26, 2016, and the certificate of airworthiness was renewed in May of this year.

In total, Bek Air has 10 aircraft, nine aircraft with a valid certificate of airworthiness, said the Deputy Prime Minister.

“As we were informed, during take-off the plane twice touched the tail of the runway. According to the preliminary version, either this is a pilot error, or a technical condition. Examination will determine. The runway is in perfect condition. Cohesion coefficient – 0.5. That is, it fully met all the necessary requirements. The board was treated with anti-icing fluid,” Mr. Sklyar said.

Commenting on the question of journalists that Bek Air had been under US sanctions for a long time and could not get spare parts, Mr. Sklyar said that this information would be clarified.

Recall that on the morning of December 27, a Bek Air airline flying from Almaty to Nur-Sultan crashed 20 minutes after departure from Almaty International Airport.

Yerlan Alibekov, deputy head of the Department of Emergency Situations of Almaty, said earlier that emergency rescue operations at the crash site of the Bek Air aircraft were completed.

As a result of the crash in Kazakhstan, the activities of Bek Air, as well as the use of Fokker-100 aircraft, were suspended.

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