"Alley of Honour" to Kazakhstani frontier guards deceased in air crashes in 2009-2012 will be opened in South Kazakhstan region
Almaty. December 11. KazTAG - The Alley of Honour to Kazakhstani frontier guards deceased in the air crashes in 2009 and 2012 will be opened in South Kazakhstan region on December 12, said Muratbek Zhaparkulov, chief officer of the department of educational work of the military unit 2037 of the NSC border service.
"The alley of honour will be opened on December 12 in memory of Kazakhstani frontier guards deceased in the air crashes in 2009 on MI-8 and on December 25 2012 in Shymkent suburb on AN-72. Also a memorial of commander of military unit 2037 Shokanov will be opened on December 12," he said.
As it was previously reported, MI-8 helicopter carrying 13 people crashed on September 8 2009.It hit a rock during the flight. In the result of collision three people have been thrown out (what saved their lives). After that the helicopter fell on the ground and exploded. All 10 people aboard have died. The helicopter was carrying a search investigation group to strengthen border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
AN-72 military plane crashed in South Kazakhstan region on December 25 2012, it was en route Astana-Shymkent carrying 27 people aboard: 7 crew members and 20 military men, among them was colonel Turganbek Stambekov, Pavel Dotsenko, head of border troops "Ontustyk", and heads of border squadron "Korday", "Saryagash". The crew and passengers have died.