Kaz Trans AN26 near El-Alamein on Jul 20th 2018, fuel starvation

Last Update: July 20, 2018 / 19:19:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 20, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
KUY-9554

Departure
Kiev, Ukraine

Aircraft Registration
UP-AN611

Aircraft Type
Antonov An-26

ICAO Type Designator
AN26

A Kaz Air Trans Antonov AN-26, registration UP-AN611 performing flight KUY-9554 from Kiev (Ukraine) to El-Alamein (Egypt) with 6 crew, was nearing El-Alamein when the aircraft disappeared from radar screens prompting El-Alamein tower to notify Egypt's Search and Rescue center. A search located the aircraft about 48nm from the aerodrome.

Egypt's Ministry of Transport reported all 6 members of the crew were rescued uninjured and are safe. An investigation has been opened.

The airline reported they have been able to contact the crew, which is currently being take care of at a military base in Egypt, all crew are alive, the captain received minor injuries. The aircraft had been in perfect technical condition prior to the 6 hours flight. The crew was forced to make an emergency landing 48km from El-Alamein after they ran out of fuel. The captain had decided to continue to the refueling field at El-Alamein although other members of the crew recommended to divert to their alternate due to concerns with the amount of fuel remaining. Headwind played a major role in this accident. A commission will be investigating the occurrence.

The aircraft was destined for Khartoum (Sudan) with a fuel stop at El-Alamein.

The occurrence aircraft UP-AN611 is MSN 11404 and started operation in September 1981. The aircraft was last seen flying in 2005 as 4L-26020 for Global Georgian Airways and was then seen again on Jul 19th 2018 flying for Kaz Air Trans. A photo showed the aircraft in storage at Kherson (Ukraine) in 2013.

The flight plan filed:
(FPL-KUY9554/A6366-IN
-AN26/M-SDY/S
-UKKK1750
-N0230F190 SULUM M856 GOBLI L919 ODSAN L986 RAPUL L140 ODS T219 BAGRI L919 DINRO L620 RIXEN G1 IST G8 YAA A16 RASDA W725 DBA
-HEAL0515 LCLK LTBS
-DOF/180719 REG/UPAN611 EET/UKBV0010 UKOV0042 LTBB0210 LTAA0255 LCCC0350 HECC0440 ORGN/UKKKZPZX RMK/OVF FOR REPOSITION
POR/KAZAIRTRANS)

The aircraft was handed over to Egypt Air Traffic Control at position N33.1 E30.95 at 00:40L (22:40Z Jul 19th) and had been enroute 4:53 hours at that point.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 20, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
KUY-9554

Departure
Kiev, Ukraine

Aircraft Registration
UP-AN611

Aircraft Type
Antonov An-26

ICAO Type Designator
AN26

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