Date: September 03, 2010
Time: 19:39
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Operator: United Parcel Service- UPS
Flight #: 006
Route: Dubai - Bonn, Germany
AC Type: Boeing B747-44AF
Registration: N571UP
cn / ln: 35668/1393
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo plane crashed 10 km North of Dubai Airport shortly after taking off. The plane was attempting to return to the airport when the accident happened. The data recorder indicated there was smoke or fire coming from the cargo area. The cargo plane's pilots struggled to see their primary flight instrument displays as thick smoke filled the cockpit. The pilots could not manually control the plane’s elevation and direction, probably because cables running above the likely location of a cargo fire lost tension. The fire began near where a shipment of lithium batteries were stored.

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