Kazakhstani plane crash

This item appears on page 19 of the February 2020 issue.

A Bek Air Fokker 100 passenger plane carrying 93 passengers crashed shortly after takeoff in the Kazakhstani city of Almaty on Dec. 27, killing 12 people. The plane was to fly to the capital, Nur-Sultan (Astana), but hit a building near the airport in heavy fog.

The cause of the accident was being investigated at press time, and all Bek Air flights had been grounded by order of Kazakhstan’s air authority.