Kaz Trans AN26 near El-Alamein on Jul 20th 2018, fuel starvation
Last Update: July 20, 2018 / 19:19:48 GMT/Zulu time
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:
-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
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.
This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.
Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.
An Easyjet Switzerland Airbus A319-100, registration HB-JYK performing flight U2-1357 from Geneva (Switzerland) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was…
An Amapola Flyg Fokker 50, registration SE-MFZ performing flight HP-322 from Helsinki to Joensuu (Finland) with 31 passengers and 3 crew, was…
Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.Pick your plan and subscribe
A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.
Train yourself online in VR with the special course for aviation: "Crisis Communications: Airlines". Find out more.
Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 4846 existing subscribers.
Popular aircraftAirbus A320
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlinesAmerican Airlines