Date & Time: Aug 9, 2013 at 0208 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-12
Operator:
Registration:
UR-CAG
Flight Phase:
Parking
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Leipzig - Mineralnye Vody
MSN:
9346904
YOM:
1969
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Parked at Leipzig-Halle Airport, aircraft was preparing for a cargo flight to Mineralnye Vody, carrying a crew of seven and a cargo consisting of 48,960 live chicken, representing a total weight of 3,061 kilos. Crew obtained permission to start the APU and engines. Engine one was started, followed by the number four when a "bang" occurred by the APU and a fire broke out. Crew was able to leave the aircraft before it was completely destroyed by fire. Unfortunately, all chicken were killed.