Boeing 737 crash in Kirgizistan

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Boeing 737 crash in Kirgizistan

Post by sdbelgium » 24 Aug 2008, 18:54

An Itek Air Boeing 737-200 has reportedly crashed shortly after take-off in Kirgizian capital Bishkek. The plane with destination Mashhad in the northeast of Iran had around 120 souls on board, 60 of which would be dead . CNN reports casualties among the passengers. Some sources mention the Kirgizian national basketball team to be on board.

More info:
http://www.flightlevel.be/080824_breaki ... istan.html
http://www.deredactie.be/cm/de.redactie ... 24_Bisjkek

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Re: Boeing 737 crash in Kirgizistan

Post by LX-LGX » 24 Aug 2008, 19:25

From the EU-blacklist (last update 25/07/2008):

Banned are all air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of the Kyrgyz Republic, including Itek Air (IKA).

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Re: Boeing 737 crash in Kirgizistan

Post by LX-LGX » 24 Aug 2008, 22:08

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiap ... index.html

CNN says that 71 people were killed, and 24 injured.

If it wasn't such tragedy, we could laugh with this (quote CNN - see above): "... Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Ramis Satybekov said the crash was likely caused by either an engine failure or a malfunction in the plane's flight control system. Government spokeswoman Roza Daudova, however, said the cause of the crash was decompression of the jet..." (end of quote CNN).

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Re: Boeing 737 crash in Kirgizistan

Post by luchtzak » 25 Aug 2008, 08:24

Itek Air Crash
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