Incident ATR 42-500 YR-ATG, Friday 17 June 2011
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Date:Friday 17 June 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 42-500
Registration: YR-ATG
MSN: 605
Year of manufacture:1999
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP) -   Hungary
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD/LHBP)
Destination airport:Bucharest-Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP/LROP)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
After take-off from runway 31L at Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD), at around 1200 ft AGL, the crew noticed what sounded like engine stall of engine No 2. They set the affected engine to Flight Idle. Shortly thereafter the Engine Low Oil Pressure Warning came in, followed by Engine Fire Warning.
The crew performed – from memory – the required emergency checklist actions (in-flight engine fire or severe mechanical damage). The propeller of the malfunctioned engine was set to feather.
The crew declared an emergency by reporting MAYDAY and requested an immediate landing. The Tower secured runway 13L for the emergency landing.
The captain took the aircraft into a tight right turn while the first officer initiated the fire extinguishing system by discharging first the agent No 1 then No 2. The fire inside the engine nacelle was successfully put out.
The passengers saw the flames and the smoke coming out of the engine nacelle. Some smoke was visible inside the main cabin which caused panic among the passengers.
A single engine landing was performed on runway 13L. Once the aircraft stopped on a taxiway, the passengers were evacuated on the captain’s command.
The aerodrome emergency services were waiting for the aircraft but there was no need for intervention because the fire had already been stopped.


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Revision history:

10-Feb-2012 03:49 harro Added
01-Aug-2012 11:15 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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