A plane crashed Tuesday in the fog outside of Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, killing all 21 passengers, emergency officials said as reported by The New York Times.
This crash, being the second of its kind in two months, revitalized aviation safety concerns in Kazakhstan, almost all of whose airlines are banned from traveling to Western Europe, The Star Tribune reported.
The pilot's second attempt to land the plane in heavy fog lead to the crash, The Star Tribune reported. Yuri Ilyin, the deputy head of the emergency department for Almaty, found no evidence of mechanical malfunction, The New York Times reported.
In response to the event, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said, "[o]n behalf of the people of Kazakhstan and myself, I express deep condolences to the bereaved families," The New York Times reported.