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Last updated: 20 November 2017
Datum:Mittwoch 26 Dezember 2007
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CL60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604
Fluggesellschaft:Jet Connection Business Flight
Kennzeichen: D-ARWE
Werknummer: 5454
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Almaty Airport (ALA) (   Kasachstan)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Almaty Airport (ALA/UAAA), Kasachstan
Flug nach:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS), Thailand
Flugnummer: 826
The Challenger veered off the runway on takeoff, hit a wall and caught fire. The jet had made a stop at Almaty en route from Hannover.
The weather observed at Almaty at 21:00 UTC (03:00 local) was: The skies were cloudy. The weather reported was moderate snow and fog. Temperature: 7F (-14C) Dewpoint: 5F (-15C), Relative Humidity: 92%, Winds from the N (010 degs) at 3 m/s. The prevailing visibility was 2000 ft. (ca 600 m).

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Almaty Airport to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport as the crow flies is 3971 km (2482 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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