Date & Time: Aug 9, 2013 at 0208 LT
Type of aircraft:
Leipzig - Mineralnye Vody
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.