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Last updated: 20 April 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 13 November 2008
Zeit:11:24
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-12B
Fluggesellschaft:British Gulf International Airlines
Kennzeichen: S9-SAO
Werknummer: 00346908
Baujahr: 1970
Triebwerk: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:22 km (13.8 Meilen) SE of Al-Taqaddum Air Base (   Irak)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Al Asad Air Base (IQA/ORAA), Irak
Flug nach:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Irak
Flugnummer:BGI1530
Unfallbericht:
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.

Probable Cause:

Conclusion:
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.

Informationsquelle:
» Interfax
» Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
» www.forumavia.ru


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Distance from Al Asad Air Base to Baghdad International Airport as the crow flies is 175 km (109 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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