A Fokker 100 belonging to Bek Air, an airline based at Oral Ak Zhol Airport in Kazakhstan, has crashed near the city of Almaty, killing at least twelve people. The plane was headed for Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport, the second busiest airport in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee announced that the plane ” lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence ” before smashing into a two-storey building. There was no fire upon impact. This is Bek Air’s first plane crash, the airline having begun as a business jet operator in 1999 but having actually started commercial operations in September 2011. 27th of December 2019.