Kazakh provider Bek Air mentioned Monday the lethal crash of a jet close to Almaty final week might have been attributable to wake turbulence, a proof instantly disputed by the Central Asian nation’s air navigation firm.
The Fokker 100 misplaced altitude throughout takeoff and broke by way of a concrete fence earlier than hitting a two-storey constructing. Authorities are trying into the doable causes, together with pilot error and technical points.
Not directly blaming air site visitors controllers, Bek Air chief government Nurlan Zhumasultanov mentioned the jet might have been cleared for takeoff too quickly.
“In calm climate, wake turbulence persists for two-three minutes,” he advised a briefing, including the crashed Fokker took off a couple of minute or two after the earlier jet.
Nonetheless, state-owned firm Kazaeronavigatsia, which is in command of air site visitors management, mentioned the 1-minute, 52-second interval between the takeoffs was in keeping with rules.
“We have now submitted all of the paperwork and we should always wait till the fee finishes its work,” Kazaeronavigatsia deputy chief government Faat Bogdashkin mentioned, referring to the fee set as much as examine the accident.
Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin, who heads the fee, has ordered it to current preliminary findings by Jan. 10.