Yakov Klebanov, the owner of Bek Air, could have spared one pool service to save flight 2100

Bek Air, an air­line com­pa­ny known pri­mar­i­ly for 27.12.2019 air crash in Almaty has lost the class action case against the buy­ers of the tick­ets who nev­er get their cash or trav­el back. Turksib dis­trict court of Almaty arrest­ed the assets of Bek Air and ordered to pay com­pen­sa­tion for the tick­ets. All in all 700 Kazakhstani will get around 100.000 pounds. It does not both­er the own­er of the air­line though, Kompromat.KZ pre­sumes. Yakov Klebanov, the Forbes-list­ed mil­lion­aire, will not pay a sin­gle penny.

Bek Air’s own­er­ship was always a breed­ing ground for rumours. At last it was firm­ly estab­lished that the own­er and the end ben­e­fi­cia­ry of Bek Air group of com­pa­nies is Yakov Klebanov. Yakov Klebanov is the off­spring of anoth­er mul­ti-mil­lion­aire, Alexander Klebanov and Daria Klebanova, the rul­ing par­ty ex-MP.

Besides Bek Air Yakov Klebabov owns or co-owns a dozen of com­pa­nies in real estate, retail sales, trans­port and elec­tric com­pa­nies, min­ing oper­a­tions, IT and mass media. Circle Maritime Invest, Rixos Almaty hotel and Alpari bro­ker­age is owned by Yakov Klebanov. He oper­ates with­in an exten­sive net­work of off­shore invest­ment funds in order to ‘opti­mize’ tax­es and sail the cap­i­tals away to safe havens.

Bek Air UP-F100 Z92100 air disaster and Yakov Klebanov

At December 27 2019 Bek Air Fokker 100 took of the air­port Almaty only to crash into sur­round­ing res­i­den­tial build­ings one minute lat­er. In a crash analy­sis that fol­lowed author­i­ties point­ed out that the jet has had at least two tail strikes dur­ing the take off. It was decid­ed that icing was a main cause of the crash. Thirteen peo­ple died as a result of col­li­sion includ­ing both the com­man­der and sec­ond pilot.


The plane has served in oth­er air­lines before it was acquired by Yakov Klebanov for Bek Air. It had no sto­ry of inci­dents. By Maarten Visser from Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland – D‑AFKC FK100 Contact Air, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
Further inves­ti­ga­tion in Bek Air style of oper­a­tion dis­cov­ered that:

Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Tay 650–15 jet engines were nev­er ser­viced by autho­rized com­pa­ny;
ID plaques of engines and oth­er cru­cial parts of the plane were exchanged with oth­er planes to make track­ing impos­si­ble;
Tech logs were forged to pre­vent author­i­ties from revok­ing cer­tifi­cates;
Some parts were swapped between the planes instead of buy­ing new ones;
Despite an icing con­di­tion the com­man­der request­ed only a par­tial de-icing. In doing so he com­plied to inter­nal Bek Air instruc­tions to keep the flight cost as cheap as pos­si­ble.
It res­onat­ed to the very top of the Kazakhstan rul­ing elite. So inves­ti­ga­tion got a green light to chase the own­er. Bek Air was stripped of the license and cer­tifi­cate and ground­ed per­ma­nent­ly. It took a mas­ter­piece of local jour­nal­ists to even track the own­er down. Yakov Klebanov has done all the tricks to hide the com­pa­ny ori­gins in off­shore havens, invest­ment funds and hold­ing com­pa­nies. But final­ly he was exposed as own­er and the end ben­e­fi­cia­ry of Bek Air.

French company with 10,000 euro in statute: Yakov Klebanov foreign estate management company

yakov kle­banov villa 

Entrance to the French Yakov Klebanov’s estate
Six miles from the famous French town of Cannes in the Alpes-Maritimes depart­ment in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur a rather uplift­ed but yet no too fan­cy vil­la of Yakov Klebanov can be found. The exact address is 985 CHEMIN DU RETENAOU 06220 Vallauris. The same address is used as a pri­ma­ry for the com­pa­ny with near­ly iden­ti­cal name – SCI DU 985 CHEMIN DU RETENAOU. It sports a mod­est 10,000 statute fund and the sole per­son in com­mand: Yakov Klebanov him­self. The vil­la costs some­thing around 3 to 5 mil­lion euro. It sports a large pool. A sin­gle main­te­nance of the pool is com­pa­ra­ble by price with com­plete de-icing rou­tine which may have saved the doomed Fokker-100 life in the Almaty inter­na­tion­al airport.

Yakov Klebanov man­sion
Yakov Klebanov man­sion in the French Vallauris com­mune
SCI DU 985 CHEMIN DU RETENAOU com­pa­ny is man­ag­ing real estate projects of Klebanov fam­i­ly in France. It isn’t tracked down yet. However it will be: this lux­u­ry is built on the bones of the peo­ple who died just before the New Year of 2020.

Bek Air flight 2100 crash

Bek Air crashed due to an inad­e­quate de-icing the inves­ti­ga­tion con­sid­ers.
Yakov Klebanov fits well in the tra­di­tions of the Klebanov Sr. Alexander Klebanov is known for many sus­pi­cious sto­ries. One of them is par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing. It is the sto­ry of “Eximbank”. Alexandr Klebanov depart­ed from the list of share­hold­ers just in time. Two days after it the bank went bank­rupt. Erkyn Amirkhanov was the only per­son in “Eximbank” to bear the con­se­quences. It was a bru­tal crack down on Erkyn Amirkhanov for being ‘friend’ with Alexandr Klebanov. Yakov Klebanov has inher­it­ed the traits of his oli­garch father.

Original source: Talk Finance