BISHKEK, January 30 (Itar-Tass) – Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Ministry said it could not confirm the death of its citizen in the air crash near Almaty.
“Several diplomats, including the staff of our consulate-general in Kazakhstan, are dealing with this matter now,” the ministry said.
The Challenger-200 passenger jet of SCAT Airlines crashed on the Kokshetau-Almaty route near Almaty’s International Airport on Tuesday, January 29. At least 21 people were aboard the jet. All passengers were killed. SCAT representatives say a Kyrgyz citizen was among the victims.
“Till now we cannot confirm this information. The situation will become clear within hours,” the ministry said.