Air Astana calls what caused return of the Almaty – Bishkek flight to Almaty International Airport

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The Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier, Air Astana called what really caused the aircraft’s return to the Almaty International Airport, as the flight had already departed for Bishkek, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

“The plane that was operating its flight # KS109 en route Almaty – Bishkek on March 22, 2017 returned to the Almaty International Airportfor a technical reason. The reason was as follows: the crew switched off the engine No. 1 due to the information about the oil pressure drop. The plane landed normally”,the Air Company informed.

One reported that the Air Astana technical staff carried out a set of works to identify the cause of this malfunction. “It has been confirmed that the appearance of information on the oil pressure drop was caused by a false alarm system. The engine was inspected and launched on the ground. No trace of oil leak was found”, the report says.

This is not the first incident with the Air Company’s aircraft this month. When commenting on the latest incidents with the air carrier’s aircraft, Sergei Makarenko, Senior Manager for ensuring compliance with safety standards for maintenance and airworthiness, Air Astana, called all of them to be accidental ones.

Recall, on March 5, 2017, the Air Astana’s plane was flying along the Almaty – Uralskdomestic air route and gave a distress signal. The crew decided then to land in Aktobe.

In a couple of days, the plane of flight #KS672 was flying en route Astana – Almaty and made an emergency landing in Almaty due to the failure of one of the engines.

On March 8, 2017 the domestic flight #KC877 was operating en route Almaty – Atyrau and there was a failure of navigation equipment. At 09:15 am local time, the crew decided to return to the airport of departure. The A-321 liner safely landed at 09:47 am. There were 97 passengers and 10 crew members on board the aircraft.

by Kazinform

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