A general view of Almaty airport. Photo used for representation purpose only. Photo Credit AFP

By Angella Semu

ALMATY-(MaraviPost)-At least four people died and two injured following An-26 military plane crash in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty.

The emergencies ministry confirmed the news of the accident on Saturday in a statement.

According to the Ministry, the aircraft flying from the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, crashed and caught fire while attempting to land.

The actual cause of the crash wasn’t immediately clear and authorities said investigation will be launched.

The ministry however said out of the six crew members on board, four died on the scene while the other two injured were sent to the nearest hospital for treatment.

Other reports indicates that the plane belonged to Kazakhstan’s national security committee, a successor to the Soviet-era KGB that controls the national border service.

According to AFP report, a dozen of around a hundred passengers died during a crash landing in similarly foggy conditions near the same airport in December 2019.

The Bek Air carrier that operated the aircraft has not flown since and had its license revoked last year.

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