25 December 2012

KAZAKHSTAN: 26 Dec UPDATE: Black Box Found; Military Plane Crash Kills 27 Security Officials.

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      The flight recorder has been recovered from the Antonov-72 plane...that crashed near Shymkent...killing all 27 aboard.
      It was carrying 20 senior Kazakh security officials and 7 crew.
      The Russian plane...built in 1990...crashed and was totally destroyed...while circling the airport...during bad weather.
     Witnesses described a loud explosion and huge fire.
     The 2-engine Antonov is considered a workhorse plane.
     The crash is another serious blow to Russia's aviation industry.