Kazakh officials investigate the causes of a deadly plane crash

ALMATY: Technical failure, pilot error and weather conditions are being considered as possible causes of the plane crash in which 12 people died and more than 50 were injured. Kazakhstan He said Saturday.

A jet, identified as a 23-year-old , crashed Friday morning, several minutes after departing from the airport of , Kazakhstan 's largest city and former capital.

The plane with 98 people on board apparently struggled to take off, with its tail hitting the runway twice during takeoff.

The residents of Almaty continued to bring flowers and candles to an improvised monument near the airport entrance and 49 people injured in the accident were still hospitalized.

Kazakhstan 's Interior Ministry said Saturday that the investigation of the tragedy was underway. Police are analyzing documents, audio and video recordings related to the crash, questioning officials and passengers and inspecting the airport's infrastructure.

The Ministry of Industry also said that the flight recorders of the plane would go to Moscow for exam and analysis.

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