Roman Sklyar, the Kazakh Vice Minister of Investment and Development, has commented on the recent Antonov An-28 plane crash in Almaty region.
According to Sklyar, the An-28 aircraft can be banned from flying in Kazakhstan.
“We will wait for the results of the plane crash investigation, and, then, we will make the decision. It (the decision to ban An-28 flights) is likely to be made. The aircraft manufacturer’s specialists will come to Kazakhstan in a couple of days to hold necessary consultations,” Sklyar said.
In turn, Acting Deputy Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry of Investment and Development Toty Amirova noted that there were only 7 Antonov AN-28 aircraft in Kazakhstan.
“Three of them do not fly, they are not airworthy. As to the remaining ones, one is out of operation at the moment, and another went unserviceable after the air disaster. There are only two aircraft left and they will be inspected by the Civil Aviation Committee, and then the engineers will make the final decision regarding the aircrafts,” she said. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)