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At Least 20 Killed In Kazakh Plane Crash

At least 20 passengers and crew members have been killed in a plane crash near Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty.

The Kazakh Prosecutor-General's Office told journalists that an investigation has been launched into the accident.

The Challenger-200 aircraft operated by SCAT airline was traveling from the northern city of Kokshetau and crashed 5 kilometers away from Almaty's airport on January 29.

Rescue brigades, firefighters, and representatives of Kazakhstan's prosecutor-general, Interior Ministry, and Emergency Situations Ministry are working at the scene.

The crash area was sealed off by police.
Based on reporting by Kazinform and KazTAG