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Crash of an Antonov AN-12B in Camp Dwyer: 7 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 2016 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
4K-AZ25
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Camp Dwyer - Mary
MSN:
3341209
YOM:
19
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
22628
Captain / Total hours on type:
3953.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4625
Copilot / Total hours on type:
836
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the engine number three failed. For unknown reason, the crew was unable to feather the propeller. After a roll of 70 seconds, at a speed of 220 km/h, the airplane overran the 2,400 meters runway and went into a sandy area and crashed in flames. Two passengers (two mechanics) were seriously injured while all seven other passengers were killed. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Failure of the number 3 engine.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Dwyer FOB

Date & Time: Jul 28, 2010 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
3X-GEQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4 3 422 10
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at the Dwyer AFB (Forward Operating Base Dwyer) located in the Helmand Province, aircraft veered off runway, hit a fence and came to rest into a ravine, broken in two. All six occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was later dismantled by US Air Force. Crew was performing a cargo flight with fresh fruits and dairy products on board.