Date: December 25, 2012
Time: 18:55
Location: Near Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Operator: Military - Kazakhstan Border Guards
Flight #: ?
Route: Astana - Shymkent
AC Type: Antonov AN-72-100D
Registration: UN-72859
cn / ln: 36576092859
Aboard: 27   (passengers:20  crew:7)
Fatalities: 27   (passengers:20  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The military transport crashed 12 miles from the Shymket Airport while making a descent to land, in heavy winds and snow.The fatalities included a crew of seven and 20 border guards, including the acting head of the ex-Soviet nation's border protection service, Col. Turganbek Stambekov

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