AKIPRESS.COM - The Interstate Aviation Committee said on February 17 that the investigation of the Boeing 747‑412F TC‑MCL accident is underway. The investigation team is studying documentation related to the accident, analyzing FDR and CVR data as well as radar data.
The team has analyzed the weather conditions present at Manas International Airport by the time of the accident. The actual weather at Manas Airport for runway in use (RWY 26, heading 255°) at the time of the accident was as follows: wind 60 degrees 01 mps, visibility: runway threshold 100/RVR 400 m, runway midpoint 100/RVR 350 m, runway end 100/RVR 400 m, vertical visibility 050 m, temperature minus 09°С, dewpoint minus 10°С, QNH 1023,9 hPa, RWY 26 damp, braking action 0.6, TREND NOSIG. RWY 26 is certified for ICAO CAT II operations.
In compliance with ICAO Annex 13 Preliminary Report shall be released within 30 days after the accident. However, as the Accident Investigation Board of Turkey (KAIK) representing the State of Registry and Operator has expressed a wish to review the draft Preliminary Report, it will be released after comments from the Turkish Accredited Representative have been received.
Boeing 747 crashed into the village Dachi SU located near Manas airport, some 25 km north from Bishkek, on January 16 killing 39. The plane, traveling from Hong Kong to Istanbul, was scheduled for a stopover at the Manas airport.