Bek Air Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakhastan Killing 15 People

Bek Air Flight 2100

A Bek Air Fokker 100 was involved in the crash

In the early hours, this morning a Bek Air Fokker 100 aircraft was crashed with 100 people onboard at Almaty Airport, Kazakhastan, killing at least 15 people.


What was the flight detail?


The Bek Air flight was en route from Almaty, Kazakhastan's largest city, to the country's capital of Nursultan. It took off at 7.22am (1:20 UTC) local time this Friday morning i.e. 27th December, 2019. Flight Z92100 was performed by a 23.7 years old Fokker 100 aircraft. It was carrying 95 passengers and 5 crew members. It was a domestic flight.



What was the initial speculated reason?

According to reporters travelling to the airport there was thick fog in the area as stated being an early morning flight. The air temperature was -9C at the time of takeoff. There has been some suggestions that ice could have been present on the wing at the time of crash.


What did the passengers explain after crash?

The flight was departing Almaty when passengers heard a 'terrifying sound', followed by the plane rapidly losing altitude and crashing into a building on ground. According to reports, the plane flew with a tilt before crashing. The front part has sustained serious damage than the rear one.


How did the Aviation Committee responded? 

The aviation committee of  Kazakhastan has grounded all Bek Air aircraft, along with Fokker 100s until a cause for the crash is determined. The airworthiness of the Fokker 100 was recently renewed on 22nd of May, 2019.



Bek Air Details

Bek Air is a Kazakh Airline headquarted in Oral, Kazakhastan. It was founded in 2011 and it started operation on 1st September later the sane year. As of now, it has a fleet of 8 Fokker 100 aircraft (including the one involved in the crash). These aircraft are fitted with 109 seats comprising 9 in Business Class and 100 in Economy Class. Bek Air also has 10 Irkut MC-21-300 on order to be delivered from 2021. These aircraft on order are supposed to replace the aging Fokker aircraft in days to come.

Aero World expresses its condolence to those who have lost their family and friends in the incident.


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