Bek Air Fokker F-100 plane crash
The Fokker 100 operated by A Bek Air took off from Almaty, Kazakhstan, for a passenger flight to Astana, Kazakhstan. 93 passengers and 5 crewmembers were onboard. The plane lost height seconds after takeoff, impacted ground, broke through a fence and impacted a building. 12 people have been killed, and 12 people were seriously injured. 74 people survived with no or minor injuries. The aircraft has been destroyed.
The aircraft was configured with flaps clean for departure. The takeoff run was normal. The aircraft lifted off, but had difficulty to gain height. The plane reached a maximum height of 20 feet, rolled right to a bank angle of 5 degrees, rolled left to 18 degrees left bank angle and rolled right again to 14.5 degrees losing height. The plane contacted ground, striking its tail onto the runway, then climbed 6 feet, then descended to ground again, then climbed to 11 feet. The gear was retracted, the aircraft lost speed and made a final violent contact with the ground. The plane came to a stop 750 meters/2500 feet past the end of the runway. The captain was killed. The first officer has been seriously injured.
It was the first flight of the day after a night stop. Due to weather condition, aircraft having parked overnight had accumulated ice. Before departing, the captain decided only the elevators were to be de-iced.
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The Kazakhstan Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Bek Air's AOC (Air Operator's Certificate) pending the results of the investigation (the airline cannot fly anymore until the AOC is granted again). It was the first crash of the airline founded in 2011. It had a fleet of 10 Fokker 100, aged 27 years on average.