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Last updated: 22 January 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 9 août 2013
Heure:02:06
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BK
Compagnie:Ukraine Air Alliance
Immatriculation: UR-CAG
Numéro de série: 9346904
Année de Fabrication: 1969
Heures de vol:11219
Cycles:5410
Moteurs: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Leipzig Airport (LEJ) (   Allemagne)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 142 m (466 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Fédération de Russie
Détails:
An Antonov 12 cargo plane, operated by Ukraine Air Alliance, was destroyed by fire during startup at Leipzig Airport (LEJ), Germany. All crew members escaped.
The aircraft, UR-CAG, arrived as flight UKL751 at Leipzig at 19:14 on August 8, after a flight from Stockholm, Sweden. The airplane parked at Stand 207. Loading operations commenced at 23:30 and were finished at 01:00. The cargo consisted of almost 49,000 day old chickens, weighing 3061 kg. The airplane was then fueled with 22,908 litres of fuel for the flight to Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV), Russia. Fueling was completed at 01:21. Planned departure time was 02:15.
At 02:01 the controller at Leipzig cleared the crew to start the engines. The APU was started, followed by the no. 1 engine. During the starting process of engine no. 4, the crew heard a muffled bang and the airplane jerked.
The co-pilot, who was monitoring the instruments during the starting process, had observed variations in APU speed and an increase in temperature. Immediately the APU fire warning flashed. The crew shut down both engines and activated the fire-extinguishing system of the APU.
A flight mechanic then opened the emergency hatch located below the flight deck and observed the fire in the area of the APU. Other crew members handed him three fire extinguishers that were located on the flight deck. The flight engineer and two flight mechanics then proceeded to the fire and emptied the extinguishers. The captain meanwhile instructed the radio operator to warn the tower controller about the fire. The controller was contacted at 02:07. He activated the fire alarm at 02:08:00 and reported the location of the fire at 02:09. The first crash tender reached the airplane at 02:12 and began an attempt to put out the fire.
By then all crew members had evacuated through the emergency exit below the flight deck. The airplane burned out.
Due to the high degree of destruction it was not possible to determine the exact cause of the fire. It is possible that the compressor wheel had burst.

Probable Cause:

Conclusions: "The fire originated in the APU and propagated rapidly to the cargo compartment. The fire was not contained within the APU chamber. The propagation and severity of the fire were aided by the leaking fuel from the fuselage bottom tanks and the burning light metal alloy components of the APU."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 6 months
Accident number: AX002-13
Download report: Final report


Opérations de secours

BFU issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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Photos

photo of Antonov-An-12BK-UR-CAG
accident date: 09-08-2013
type: Antonov An-12BK
registration: UR-CAG
 

Plan
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 Leipzig Airport et Mineralnye Vody Airport est de 2399 km (1499 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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