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Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. ©REUTERS
Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed condolences over plane crash near Shymkent

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi sent a telegram to his Kazakhstan colleague Yerlan Idrissov with condolences over the plane crash near Shymkent.

Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed condolences over plane crash near Shymkent
At the accident site. Snapshot of the video. Tengrinews©
Investigation of AN-72 plane crash will take one month

Experts are decrypting the onboard recorder. The investigation of the plane crash will last for 30 days: Kazakhstan Defense Ministry.

Investigation of AN-72 plane crash will take one month
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Families of plane crash victims will get 5 to 15 million tenge

The amounts will make from 5 to 15 million tenge, depending on the monthly payments the militarymen have been receiving.

Families of plane crash victims will get 5 to 15 million tenge
November 1, 2012. Photo courtesy of russianplanes.net
Pictures of AN-72 before the crash

A selection of pictures of the AN-72 airplane that crashed near Shymkent in south Kazakhstan on December 25.

Pictures of AN-72 before the crash
President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili. ©REUTERS
Georgian President expressed condolences over plane crash near Shymkent

President and Foreign Ministry of Georgia have expressed condolences over the plane crash near Shymkent in Kazakhstan.

Georgian President expressed condolences over plane crash near Shymkent
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Decryption of AN-72 onboard recorder started December 27

Kazakhstan experts started decrypting the onboard recorder of AN-72 on December 27.

Decryption of AN-72 onboard recorder started December 27
Akim of South-Kazakhstan oblast Askar Myrzakhmetov. ©pm.kz
Families of plane crash victims received 1 million tenge each

Akim of South-Kazakhstan oblast transferred 1 million tenge ($6,700) to the families of each officer who died in the plane crash near Shymkent.

Families of plane crash victims received 1 million tenge each
Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov. ©RIA Novosti
Islam Karimov expressed condolences over plane crash near Shymkent

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov expressed condolences to Nursultan Nazarbayev over the crash of AN-72.

Islam Karimov expressed condolences over plane crash near Shymkent
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Photo courtesy of rus.azattyq.org
Turkmenistan and Ukraine expressed condolences to Kazakhstan

President of Turkmenistan and President of Ukraine have expressed condolences to Kazakhstan President over the military plane crash.

Turkmenistan and Ukraine expressed condolences to Kazakhstan
Myanmar probes deadly plane crash-landing
Myanmar probes deadly plane crash-landing

Myanmar was on Wednesday investigating the cause of an air accident that left two people dead and 11 injured when a passenger jet packed with foreign tourists crash-landed and caught fire.

Myanmar probes deadly plane crash-landing
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Indonesia blames pilot error for Sukhoi crash that killed 45

Indonesian investigators blamed pilot error Tuesday for a Sukhoi Superjet crash that killed all 45 onboard an exhibition flight that slammed into a Javanese volcano in May.

Indonesia blames pilot error for Sukhoi crash that killed 45
Japan scrambles fighters for China plane
Japan scrambles fighters for China plane

Japan scrambled fighter jets on Thursday after one Chinese state-owned aeroplane entered airspace over islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing.

Japan scrambles fighters for China plane
Plane treatment with deicing fluid. Photo courtesy of Air Astana press-service©
Plane deicing cost 30-folded in heavy snowfall in Almaty

Treatment of one Air Astana plane with deicing fluid cost $90 thousand during heavy snowfall on December 1.

Plane deicing cost 30-folded in heavy snowfall in Almaty
Syria, Turkey trade accusations over jet's cargo
Syria, Turkey trade accusations over jet's cargo

The war of words between Syria and Turkey escalated on Thursday when Ankara said it had found military supplies on a passenger plane it intercepted en route between Moscow and Damascus.

Syria, Turkey trade accusations over jet's cargo
Turkey confiscates "objectionable" cargo aboard Syrian plane: minister
Turkey confiscates "objectionable" cargo aboard Syrian plane: minister

Turkey seized "objectionable cargo" aboard a Syrian passenger plane which it intercepted en route from Moscow to Damascus on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

Turkey confiscates "objectionable" cargo aboard Syrian plane: minister
An-24 plane. ©RIA Novosti
An-24 and Yak-40 planes will be banned in Kazakhstan starting from November

Chairman of Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Commission gave statistics of passenger air traffic in Kazakhstan.

An-24 and Yak-40 planes will be banned in Kazakhstan starting from November
Nepal plane crash kills all 19 on board: police
Nepal plane crash kills all 19 on board: police

A small plane flying 19 people towards Mount Everest crashed on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital Friday, killing everyone on board including seven Britons and five Chinese.

Nepal plane crash kills all 19 on board: police
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KLM in Kazakhstan gets passengers informed on plane seat neighbors via Facebook, LinkedIn

KLM has launched a new service to enable passengers to get information on people who will sit next to them onboard via Facebook and LinkedIn.

KLM in Kazakhstan gets passengers informed on plane seat neighbors via Facebook, LinkedIn
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Ten dead in plane crash in Russian Far East

Ten people died and four were injured Wednesday when a small plane crashed in Russia's Far East in the country's latest aviation disaster.

Ten dead in plane crash in Russian Far East
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Air Astana buying new Airbus planes

Four new Airbus A320 and two Airbus A321 will be delivered to Kazakhstan between November 2012 and May 2013.

Air Astana buying new Airbus planes