Date & Time: May 6, 2004 at 1358 LT
Type of aircraft:
Transall C-160
Operator:
Registration:
R100
Flight Phase:
Taxiing
Flight Type:
Test
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fort-de-France-Fort-de-France
MSN:
100
YOM:
1970
Country:
Martinique
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4306
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2564
Aircraft flight hours:
18530
Circumstances:
Shortly after engine start up, while taxiing, an explosion occurred in the left wing (left fuel tank). Crew evacuated the aircraft and was not injured. Fire bomber extinguished the fire within three minutes but aircraft was damaged beyond repair.