Kazakh official names main possible reason for Bek Air plane clash
The crash of a Bek Air plane near Nur-Sultan could have been caused by the icing of the aircraft, Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar said.
"The formation of ice on the aircraft is seen as the main possible reason for the accident", Sklyar said, revealing the preliminary conclusion of a governmental commission probing the crash, Sputnik reported.
Kazakh authorities earlier said that a technical malfunction or pilot error could be among the possible causes of the tragedy.
The Bek Air Fokker 100, heading to the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan with 98 people on board, crashed on 27 December 2019, soon after take-off. It lost altitude, broke through a concrete fence and hit an empty two-storey building. Twelve people were killed and 69 others were injured in the crash.