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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Date:Sunday 19 August 2018
Time:ca 17:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2T
Operator:Ostthüringer Fallschirmsportclub - OFC
Registration: D-FOJB
MSN: 1G86-42
First flight: 1968
Total airframe hrs:5714
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gera-Leumnitz Airport (   Germany)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Gera-Leumnitz Airfield (EDAJ), Germany
Destination airport:Gera-Leumnitz Airfield (EDAJ), Germany
The Antonov An-2 was damaged when the right hand wings caught fire during start-up of the engine at Gera-Leumnitz Airport, Germany. The eight skydivers and pilot were able to evacuate and the fire was put out by personnel using five hand fire extinguishers.
A flame was emitted from the engine exhaust on the right hand side of the engine.

According to the Flight Manual, when starting the radial engine a flame may occur if there is fuel leaking from the cylinders in the exhaust manifold and it ignites. For this reason suitable fire extinguishing agents should always be available on the right hand side of the fuselage near the exhaust outlet of the exhaust manifold.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: BFU 18-1255-3X
Download report: Final report


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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