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Cause of Challenger-200 crash near Almaty to be announced in 2014

02 january 2014, 15:15
Flight Data Recorder. ©RIA Novosti
Flight Data Recorder. ©RIA Novosti
Results of the investigation into the Challenger-200 crash near Almaty will be publicized in the beginning of 2014, Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, First Deputy Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan, told Tengrinews.

"We attracted the experts from the Canadian manufacturing plant and experts from the United States and the International Aviation Committee in the very beginning. We just started getting results of the medical tests. It is a very complicated and long process. I think the experts will make an official announcement in the beginning of 2014 after all the examinations of the Transport and Communication Ministry of Kazakhstan are to be completed," Bakhytzhan Sagintayev said.

The diplomat added that he understood the victim's relatives and their wish to receive clear information about the cause of the accident.

"That is why we are not rushing to conclusions. We understand that it was terrible plane crash, classified as a complicated aviation accident. All the information was made available and reached the public during the initial stage of the investigation. We will announce the final decision, and report on the results of the investigation in the beginning of 2014,” the First Deputy Prime-Minister said.

The Chаllenger-200 aircraft crashed in near of Kyzyltu village not far from Almaty city in January 2013. Weather conditions were declared the main cause of the accident. The accident claimed lives of 21 people.

By Baubek Konyrov

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