NUR-SULTAN, March 14 – RIA Novosti. The crew of the plane crashed in Alma-Ata was experienced and professionally trained, the press service of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan said.
“Until the end of their lives, they were faithful to the oath and military honor. The bright memory of them will forever remain in the hearts of employees of the national security agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. We sincerely share the bitterness of this heavy and irreplaceable loss,” the message says.
The department also named the victims: navigator Major Gabit Barlykbayev, onboard technician Captain Doszhan Baimuratov, navigator Senior Lieutenant Mukhtar Sagimbayev, senior onboard mechanic Sergeant Yevgeny Vasilkov.
An-26 military transport aircraft of the KNB aviation service crashed the night before while landing at the Almaty airport. There were six people on board, four were killed, two were taken to hospital with burns and fractures. Now both victims are in intensive care.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed to start an investigation into the causes of the plane crash.