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Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter near Wamena: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 5, 2017 at 1110 LT
Operator: Associated Mission Aviation - AMA (36187)">
Registration:
PK-RCX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Wamena – Derakma
MSN:
922
YOM:
1998
Country: Indonesia (13316)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Wamena Airport at 1100LT with three passengers, two crew members and 508 kg of various goods. Ten minutes later, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain at an altitude of 2,300 meters. It was scheduled to arrive at Derakma at 1125LT. The wreckage was found a day later by the crew of a helicopter. All five occupants have been killed. At the time of the accident, VMC conditions prevailed.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Ferreira do Alentejo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 19, 2016 at 1908 LT
Operator: Grupo Seven Air (39998)">
Registration:
D-FSCB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Beja - Beja
MSN:
634
YOM:
1967
Country: Portugal (13258)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a local training sortie with seven skydivers and one pilot on board. After takeoff from Beja Airport, the pilot climbed to 7,000 feet when a 'bang' was heard in the rear part of the aircraft, apparently by the tail section. The aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in several trees located in Ferreira do Alentejo, about 15 km from Beja Airport. The pilot (a Belgian citizen aged 27) was killed while all skydivers were injured, two of them seriously. Debris of the aircraft remained in the tree while others fell on the ground.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Marina di Cecina: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 11, 2016 at 1245 LT
Operator: Skydive Toscana (39992)">
Registration:
S5-CMB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Marina di Cecina - Marina di Cecina
MSN:
932
YOM:
2000
Location: Marina di Cecina (22747)"> Tuscany (16331)">
Country: Italy (13256)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft, owned by Skydive Toscana (aka Skydive Kalifornia) was involved in a local skydiving flight in Marina di Cecina Airfield. When the appropriate altitude was reached, six of the seven skydivers bailed out. When the seventh skydiver elected to jump, his parachute opened prematurely and was trapped on the tail of the Porter. The crew lost control of the aircraft that dove into the ground and crashed in a field. During the descent, the skydiver was able to activate his emergency parachute and was later found uninjured. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter in Buenos Aires: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 28, 2015 at 1615 LT
Operator: National Argentinian Police (37198)">
Registration:
GN-804
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
MSN:
786
YOM:
1977
Country: Argentina (13480)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in the suburb of Las Heras in Buenos Aires, killing both crew members. Operated by the Gendarmeria Nacional, the single engine aircraft exploded on impact and was totally destroyed.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter near Namur: 11 killed

Date & Time: Oct 19, 2013 at 1539 LT
Operator: Paraclub Namur (39227)">
Registration:
OO-NAC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Namur - Namur
MSN:
710
YOM:
1969
Location: Namur (23695)"> Namur (15377)">
Country: Belgium (13261)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
Aircraft was carrying ten skydivers and a pilot and left Namur-Suarlée Airport for its 15 sortie that day. About ten minutes after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 5,100 feet, aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located near Marchovelette, some ten km east of airport. All eleven occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. According to eye witnesses, the right wing failed and the aircraft became out of control.
Causes:
On 03APR2014, investigations confirmed the accident was caused by an error on part of the pilot who was executing a barrel roll at an altitude of 5,100 feet. During this manoeuvre (aircraft inverted), the right wing failed because it did not support the weight of the eleven passengers on board during the inverted phase of flight, making part of the wing to fail. In such condition, the pilot lost control of the aircraft that crashed 22 seconds later. Investigators also confirmed the failure of the wing was not caused by a structural problem, fatigue cracks or corrosion.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter in Santa Lucia AFB: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 2013 at 1200 LT
Registration:
3303
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santa Lucia AFB-Santa Lucia AFB
MSN:
883
YOM:
1992
Country: Mexico (13439)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a training flight at the Santa Lucia Air Force Base, State of Mexico. In unknown circumstances, single engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field. Both occupants were killed.