Kyrgyzstan's Osh airport to modernise after Tu-134 crash

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Kyrgyzstan's government is intending to modernise several systems at Osh airport in the wake of the Tupolev Tu-134 crash last month.

The government said a commission had adopted "a number of recommendations" aimed at improving aviation safety following the 28 December accident.

Its proposals include upgrading air navigation equipment at the airport as well as modernising lighting and meteorological systems. Interaction between emergency services will also be reviewed.

The Kyrgyzstan Airlines Tu-134, registered EX-020, had been arriving from Bishkek in poor visibility, when the "rough landing" resulted in its veering off the runway, losing a wing and rolling over.

Eighty-two passengers were on board, all of whom survived the crash. The government said an inquiry, which includes Kyrgyz ministerial personnel and technical representatives from the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee, was still working to understand the reasons for the accident.