Four killed, two survive after Kazakh Antonov-26 military transport aircraft crashes in Almaty

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“According to preliminary data, four people have been killed, two people have been hospitalized... with injuries,” the emergencies ministry was cited as saying in a statement.

RT reports that the two survivors were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

Russia’s Interfax news agency said citing a source that the plane belonged to Kazakhstan’s border guard service, part of the National Security Committee.

Aviation24.be notes that airport officials posted a message on the Almaty Airport Facebook page, which includes the following: “An alert was immediately announced and emergency services went to the scene. According to preliminary information, the aircraft crashed near the runway threshold.”

The Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name: Curl) is a twin-engine turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft, designed and produced in the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1986.

The An-26 is reportedly also manufactured without a license agreement in China by the Xian Aircraft factory as the Y-14, later changed to be included in the Xian Y7 series.

Source: Asia-Plus