Date & Time: Apr 21, 2010 at 2050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-12
Operator:
Registration:
UP-AN216
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Cebu City - Angeles City
MSN:
4 020 01
YOM:
1964
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
In flight, a short circuit occurred in the on board electrical system, according to the Philippines Board of investigations. This was followed by one or more engine failure, forcing the crew to divert to the nearest airport. Unfortunately, this was not possible and eventually, crew decided to make an emergency landing in a paddy field. Aircraft came to rest on an embankment and was destroyed by impact and post impact fire. Three crew were killed as three others were seriously injured.
Probable cause:
In flight short-circuit on the electrical system.