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Crash of a Pacific Aerospace Falcon 3000XL near Tiniroto: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 12, 2016 at 0900 LT
Operator: Farmers Air (40128)">
Registration:
ZK-XLA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
101
YOM:
2003
Country: New Zealand (13410)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While flying at low height northwest of Tiniroto, the single engine airplane hit power cables and crashed in a wooded area. Both occupants were killed. Power between Wairoa and Gisborne was cut. The aircraft was a PAC750XL model built in 2003, modified in 2011 and renamed Pacific Aerospace Falcon 3000XL.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace 750XL in Chilkhaya: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 26, 2016 at 1305 LT
Operator: Air Kasthamandap (39922)">
Registration:
9N-AJB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Nepalgunj - Jumla
MSN:
160
YOM:
2010
Location: Chilkhaya (18617)"> Karnali (14885)">
Country: Nepal (13305)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single aircraft left Nepalgunj at 1230LT bound for Jumla. Thirty-five minutes later, it crashed in unknown circumstances in a field and eventually collided with an earth bank located near the village of Chilkhaya. Both pilots were killed and nine passengers were injured. The aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace PAC750XL in Ninia: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 12, 2015 at 0845 LT
Operator: Komala Air (39757)">
Registration:
PK-KIG
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wamena – Ninia
Country: Indonesia (13316)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft left Wamena at 0745LT for a 20 minutes flight to Ninia. Upon arrival, strong winds forced to crew to follow a holding pattern and some 40 minutes later, the pilot attempted to land. According to the Kompass website, it appears the aircraft landed long (some half way down the runway) and was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, hit a pile of wood and went down an embankment before coming to rest. Five occupants were injured while the flight engineer (copilot) was killed.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace PAC 750XL in Taupo Lake

Date & Time: Jan 7, 2015 at 1215 LT
Operator: Skydive Taupo (39621)">
Registration:
ZK-SDT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Taupo - Taupo
MSN:
122
Country: New Zealand (13410)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While cruising at a height of some 5,000 feet, the pilot encountered problems with the engine. The 12 skydivers and the pilot abandoned the aircraft and bailed out. All 13 occupants were safe while the aircraft crashed into the Taupo Lake and was destroyed.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace PAC-750XTOL in Gulgubip

Date & Time: Jul 19, 2014
Registration:
P2-RNB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kiunga – Gulgubip
MSN:
XL190
YOM:
2013
Location: Gulgubip (20428)"> Western (Fly) (16486)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2930
Captain / Total hours on type:
1900.00
Aircraft flight hours:
143
Circumstances:
A Pacific Aerospace PAC P-750 XTOL single engine aircraft was chartered to transport store goods and five passengers from Kiunga to Gulgubip. Although Gulgubip is in mountainous terrain and the weather in the area is often poor, the pilot was tasked to fly there without ever having been to Gulgubip before. The terrain to the north north east of Gulgubip rises gradually behind the airstrip. Visual illusions which may affect the pilot’s perception of height and distance can be associated with airstrips situated in terrain of this kind. On arrival at Gulgubip, the pilot orbited and positioned the aircraft for landing. During the final approach he decided to discontinue the approach and go-around. The aircraft impacted terrain approximately 3 km north west of the airstrip and was substantially damaged. The six passengers were unhurt but the pilot sustained serious injuries. The pilot was treated in Gulgubip following the accident, and was airlifted the next day to Tabubil, where he was admitted to hospital.
Final Report:

Crash of a PAC 750XL nearn Korupun: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2012 at 1115 LT
Operator: Tariku Aviation (37180)">
Registration:
PK-RWT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Jayapura - Korupun - Dekai
MSN:
157
Country: Indonesia (13316)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Aircraft was on its way from Jayapura to Dekai with an intermediate stop at Korupun on behalf of a missionnary group. The plane crashed shortly after it stopped over in Korupun, in the Papua district of Yahukimo. It was supposed to land in the neighboring subdistrict of Dekai 15 minutes from departing Korupun, at 1115LT. Rescuers arrived on scene two days later and found only two dead bodies.

Crash of a PAC 750XL in Abmisibil: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 17, 2011 at 0740 LT
Operator: Associated Mission Aviation - AMA (36187)">
Registration:
PK-RCD
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jayapura - Abmisibil
MSN:
149
Country: Indonesia (13316)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
After landing on a wet runway at Abmisibil Airport, aircraft skidded, went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest in flames into a ravine. The pilot was killed and a passenger died few hours later. All three other occupants were seriously injured and aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire.

Crash of a PAC 750XL in Cascais: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 2010 at 1700 LT
Operator: GoJump (39233)">
Registration:
D-FGOJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Evora - Cascais
MSN:
139
YOM:
2008
Country: Portugal (13258)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Evora Airport in the afternoon for a training flight with two skydivers, one photographer and a pilot on board. Few minutes after take off, photographer output a weapon and ordered both skydivers to jump. After they left the cabin, the photographer then threatened the pilot and ordered him to divert to Cascais-Tires Airport. After landing, aircraft veered off runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in the border of the tarmac. The pilot was able to escape while the photographer shot himself and was killed. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair, both wings being partially sheared off.
Causes:
Aircraft and crew hijacked in flight by a "photographer".

Crash of a PAC 750XL - Pacific Aerospace Corporation in Ecuvillens: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 21, 2008 at 1328 LT
Operator: Paravia (36242)">
Registration:
ZK-JPP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Colombier-Ecuvillens
MSN:
106
YOM:
2003
Flight number:
ZKJPP
Location: Ecuvillens (19487)"> Fribourg (14528)">
Country: Switzerland (13260)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
645
Captain / Total hours on type:
213.00
Aircraft flight hours:
1471
Aircraft flight cycles:
4214
Circumstances:
After a flight from Beromünster, the aircraft arrived in Colombier airport, with a pilot and a passenger on board. In Colombier, 17 skydivers embarked the airplane bound to Ecuvillens. While overflying the region of Gruyere, all 17 skydivers jumped. Few minutes later, while descending through Ecuvillens, the single engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area of Gibloux, in the Pont-en-Ogoz county. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a PAC 750XL - Pacific Aerospace Corporation in Pacific Ocean: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2003 at 0601 LT
Operator: Utility Aircraft Corporation (35560)">
Registration:
ZK-UAC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hilo-Oakland
MSN:
103
YOM:
2003
Location: Pacific Ocean (24325)"> All World (13781)">
Country: World (13432)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

On a delivery flight from Hilo (Hawaii) to Oakland (California), the aircraft ditched in the Pacific ocean about 300 miles southwest of Monterey, California. The ditching was caused by a loss of power after the pilot reported a problem with fuel transfer.