At least twenty perish in Kazakhstan plane crash
APALMATY, Kazakhstan--A passenger jet carrying at least 20 people crashed Tuesday in heavy fog near Kazakhstan's principal city, Almaty, killing all on board, the airline and officials said.
January 30, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
The Kazakh Prosecutor-General's office listed 21 people as having been killed. The SCAT airline said the plane carried 20.
The accident highlights persistent concerns over aviation safety in Kazakhstan, almost all of whose airlines are banned from flying to Western Europe.
The Emergencies Ministry said the plane was a Canadian-built Bombardier CRJ200, a two-engine regional jet that can accommodate about 50 passengers.