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Last updated: 9 October 2015
Fecha:jueves 13 noviembre 2008
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12B
Operador:British Gulf International Airlines
Registración: S9-SAO
Numéro de série: 00346908
Año de Construcción: 1970
Motores: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:22 km (13.8 milles) SE of Al-Taqaddum Air Base (   Irak)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Al Asad AB (ORAA), Irak
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Irak
Número de Vuelo:BGI1530
The An-12 cargo plane had been charted for a return flight from Dubai to various air bases in Iraq where multi-national forces were based.
The flight took off from Al Asad Air Base at 11:02 hours local time with destination Baghdad Airport. At 08:24 the flight radioed an emergency stating that they had an engine fire. The airplane descended rapidly from 9000 feet and impacted desert terrain.

Examination of the wreckage and impact area did not reveal any indication of in flight structural failure or loss of propulsion.
The probable cause of accident was due to engine No. 2 fire that leads to some power loss accompanied with hydraulic and aircraft control difficulties and improper procedure that might be conducted by the pilot to compensate that loss of power, causing the aircraft to stall and crash.

» Interfax
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Al Asad AB to Baghdad International Airport as the crow flies is 175 km (109 miles).

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