Accident
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 5 septembre 2001
Heure:17:14 MDT
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-236ER
Compagnie:British Airways
Immatriculation: G-VIIK
Numéro de série: 28840/117
Année de Fabrication: 1998
Heures de vol:11221
Cycles:2100
Moteurs: 2 General Electric GE90-85B
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 16
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 26
Victimes au sol:victimes: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique) show on map
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:2019
Détails:
British Airways flight 2019 landed on runway 16 at Denver International Airport at 16:56 and taxied to gate A37. The engines were shut down at 17:06, and the disembarking of passengers began. A refueling truck was the positioned under the airplane's left wing, facing aft, and outboard of the left engine. The refueler attached two hoses to the airplane refueling manifold system and started the fuel flow. During the process the inboard fuel hose suddenly separate from the airplane, flapping around and spraying fuel. The fuel mist then ignited, engulfing the area in flames. The fire trucks arrived within two minutes and immediately extinguished the fire. The refueler suffered fatal injuries.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The overstress fracture of the airplane's refueling adapter ring that resulted from the abnormal angular force applied to it. The applied angular force occurred due to the ground refueler inadequately positioning the hydrant fuel truck (in relation to the airplane), and his inattentiveness while lowering the refueling lift platform, thus permitting the refueling hose to become snagged and pulled at an angle. The fracture of the adapter ring during the refueling led to the ignition of the pressurized (mist producing) spilled fuel and subsequent fire."

Sources:
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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre London-Gatwick Airport et Denver International Airport, CO est de 7478 km (4674 miles).

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 tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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