Ukraine Air Alliance AN12 near Tamanrasset on Aug 30th 2014, impacted terrain

Last Update: August 31, 2014 / 15:47:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2014

Classification
Crash

Aircraft Registration
UR-DWF

Aircraft Type
Antonov An-12

ICAO Type Designator
AN12

An Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov AN-12, registration UR-DWF performing cargo flight UKL-4061 from Prestwick,SC (UK) to Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) via an intermediate stop at Tamanrasset (Algeria) with 7 crew, was climbing out of Tamanrasset about 15km south of the aerodrome when radio contact was lost with the aircraft at 02:44L (01:44Z). The aircraft was later found crashed in mountaineous terrain about 15km/8nm south of Tamanrasset Aerodrome near the village/resort of Tagrembait. No survivors have been found, three bodies have been recovered so far.

The aircraft carried oil drilling equipment from Scotland to Equatorial Guinea.

Algeria's Ministry of Transport confirmed the aircraft flew from Prestwick to Malabo with a number of intermediate technical stops including Ghardeia and Tamanrasset, when about three minutes after departure from Tamanrasset radio contact was lost with the aircraft at 01:44Z. A search in the following morning located the aircraft about 15km south of the aerodrome, no survivors have been found, three bodies have been recovered so far.

On Aug 31st 2014 the Ministry of Transport reported the black boxes are still being searched for. On departure from Ghardeia the crew reported problems consistent with overload. The investigation will also look into whether those problems occurred again during departure from Tamanrasset, the cause of the crash will only be known after the investigation has been completed.

Ukraine's Ministry for Foreign Affairs have confirmed an Ukrainian registered aircraft crashed near Tamanrasset.

According to a map produced by Algeria's Département de Zoologie agricole et forestière the village of Tagrembait is located at coordinates N22.6777 E5.4357, nearby mountains rise from 1300 to 3000 meters (4300 to 9800 feet).

Metars:
DAAT 300300Z VRB01KT CAVOK 25/05 Q1017
DAAT 300200Z 03006KT CAVOK 25/05 Q1017
DAAT 300130Z 04005KT CAVOK 25/05 Q1017
DAAT 300100Z 06005KT CAVOK 25/05 Q1017
DAAT 300030Z 05007KT CAVOK 26/05 Q1017
DAAT 300000Z 06008KT CAVOK 25/06 Q1018
DAAT 292330Z 03006KT 9999 SCT053 26/06 Q1018
DAAT 292300Z 03007KT 9999 SCT053 27/06 Q1018
DAAT 292230Z 04007KT 9999 SCT053 27/06 Q1018
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2014

Classification
Crash

Aircraft Registration
UR-DWF

Aircraft Type
Antonov An-12

ICAO Type Designator
AN12

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