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Last updated: 12 August 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 12 novembre 1982
Heure:18:11
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
Compagnie:Danair
Immatriculation: OY-AUI
Numéro de série: AT-015
Année de Fabrication: 1974
Heures de vol:2395
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-3U-303G
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 13
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 15
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH) (   Danemark)
Phase de vol: Au roulage (TXI)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Stauning Airport (STA/EKVJ), Danemark
Aéroport de destination:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Danemark
Numéro de vol:DX386
Détails:
The Merlin IV aircraft operated on a scheduled passenger flight from Stauning Airport to Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. Flight DX386 departed Stauning at 17:24 hours.
During approach to runway 22L the captain noticed a faint smell of burnt insulation and asked the co-pilot if he could smell anything "hot". The co-pilot who could not confirm the smell was asked by the captain to turn the cabin temperature - which was operated in manual mode - towards cold. The captain checked indication and warning systems for generators, batteries, circuit breakers and continued the approach. After a normal approach and landing at 18:07 hours the aircraft was cleared to the parking area via taxiway two and to change frequency to Apron Tower when clear of the runway.
After contact with Apron Tower instructions were received for taxi to parking via taxiway two and inner perimeter but one minute later new instructions were received to taxi via runway three zero.
While taxiing the left engine was shut down as is normal company procedure and taxiing continued on the right engine. Suddenly the captain noticed a flash outside the aircraft. The captain's first thought was that fire had started in the left engine or in the brakes and he brought the aircraft to a halt to investigate. Very shortly after a flash fire erupted in the left hand cockpit side console aft of and close to the captain's left leg.
The crew made no radio transmissions about the fire since all electrical power was immediately turned off, in accordance with emergency procedure, after the aircraft was brought to a stop.
The captain shouted towards the cabin: "It is burning, out". The passengers and crew then vacated the aircraft.
The accident occurred at or about 18:11 hours on runway 30 during darkness.

Probable Cause:

Causal factors:
- An intense fire had erupted in the aft end of the left hand cockpit side console/ originating from an electrical short to ground.
- Contributing to the intensity of the fire was escaping oxygen under 70 PSI pressure through a melted PVC oxygen tube.

Sources:
» DCA Denmark Aircraft Accident Report 6/83


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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 Stauning Airport et København-Kastrup Airport est de 270 km (169 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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