August 25, 2008

Plane crash in Kyrgyzstan

Unfortunately, it happened. It's totally different feeling when it's happening in your home. Ironically, I wrote about insecureness of flying with Kyrgyzstan based airlines in my recent post. It was a flight from Moscow to Iran with a stop-over in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). Although the plane itself belonged to Itek Air (registered in Kyrgyzstan), it was rented by Iranian Asseman Airlines and was being operated by them. It happened in about 10 minutes right after the plane took off from International Manas Airport in Bishkek. So far they say that the reason was the failure in the ventilation systems of the plane, and due to the heat some systems of the plane failed. The plane returned back for an emergency landing but couldn't make it till the runway... The crash started the fire on the plane. Most of the passengers died, and only some of them survived.

The fact that all the Kyrgyzstan based airlines were banned to entering European airspace for past 2 years should reveal who should take the responsibility.

The photos of the tragedy can be seen here.


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Blogger Yusia said...

На следующий день после катастрофы мне нужно было лететь домой... Было немного страшно...Пролёт прошёл вроде нормально...

August 26, 2008 5:45 PM  

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