Crash-aerien 04 FEB 1998 d'un Antonov An-12BP LZ-SFG - Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:mercredi 4 fvrier 1998
Heure:22:17 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BP
Opérant pour:Air Luxor
Loué à :Air Sofia
Immatriculation: LZ-SFG
Numéro de série: 3341605
Année de Fabrication: 1963
Heures de vol:12492
Moteurs: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Equipage:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:NE of Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER) (   Portugal)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 67 m (220 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Aéroport de départ:Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Aéroport de destination:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Numéro de vol:LXR513
The Antonov was leased from Air Sofia by Air Luxor to carry mail from and to the Azores Islands. On the return leg to Lisbon, Portugal, the aircraft carried 1693 kg of cargo.
During takeoff from runway 33 at Lajes, the no. 3 engine shut down and the propeller automatically feathered. This caused the plane to veer to the right. Just six seconds later the no. 4 engine also shut down. The airplane veered further right and stalled. It entered a spin and crashed nose down into a small hill, a few hundred meters past the runway.

Probable Cause:

The Commission identified the following probable causes:
- Engines #3 and #4 stoppage at take-off, due to incorrect selection of the Fuel System;
- Interruption of the checklist sequence in the attempt to transfer fuel from the lower tanks to the wings, which may have contributed to the incorrect selection of the Fuel System.
The Commission considered the following contributing factors:
- The fact that the cargo was not secured may have contributed to the deterioration of the stability and controllability of the aircraft;
- The impossibility to retract the landing gear, in time, which contributed to the decrease of the aircraft performance.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: GPS Portugal
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: 04/ACCID/GPS/98
Download report: Final report

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photo of Antonov-An-12-LZ-SFG
accident date: 04-02-1998
type: Antonov An-12
registration: LZ-SFG

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores et Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport est de 1544 km (965 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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