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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 30 August 2014
Time:02:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BK
Operator:Ukraine Air Alliance
Registration: UR-DWF
C/n / msn: 8345802
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) S of Tamanrasset Airport (TMR) (   Algeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Tamanrasset Airport (TMR/DAAT), Algeria
Destination airport:Bamako Airport (BKO/GABS), Mali
Flightnumber:UKL4012
Narrative:
An Antonov 12BK transport plane, registered UR-DWF, was destroyed in an accident near Tamanrasset Airport (TMR), Algeria. All seven crew members sustained fatal injuries.
The airplane departed Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK), United Kingdom on August 29 as flight UKL4012, carrying oil equipment to Malabo (SSG), Equatorial Guinea. Technical stops included Ghardaďa (GHA), Tamanrasset and Bamako, Mali.
The An-12 crashed in a mountainous area south of Tamanrasset Airport, three minutes after takeoff.

Sources:
» El Watan

METAR Weather report:
01:30 UTC / 02:30 local time:
DAAT 300130Z 04005KT CAVOK 25/05 Q1017
Wind from 040 degrees at 5 knots; no cloud below 5,000 ft and visibility of 10+ km; Temperature: 25°C, dew point: 5°C, pressure 1017 mb

02:00 UTC / 03:00 local time:
DAAT 300200Z 03006KT CAVOK 25/05 Q1017
Wind from 030 degrees at 6 knots; no cloud below 5,000 ft and visibility of 10+ km; Temperature: 25°C, dew point: 5°C, pressure 1017 mb


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
JUL 1968 53 red Soviet Air Force
Ukraine Air Force
12 NOV 2003 LZ-MNK Scorpion Air registered
MAY 2007 UR-DWF Aero Charter delivered
SEP 2010 UR-DWF Meridian first noted operating for Meridian
09 FEB 2012 UR-DWF Meridian struck the tailplane of a parked aircraft while taxiing at Birmingham Airport
MAY 2012 UR-DWF Ukraine Air Alliance first noted operating for Ukraine Air Alliance

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tamanrasset Airport to Bamako Airport as the crow flies is 1809 km (1131 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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