Date & Time: Apr 20, 1993 at 1624 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N8056
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Zephyrhills - Zephyrhills
MSN:
14290/25735
YOM:
1944
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
40
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8500
Captain / Total hours on type:
4150
Aircraft flight hours:
16891
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a local training flight with 40 skydivers on board. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of some 400 feet, the fire alarm on left engine sounded and smoke spread into the cabin. Crew reduced his altitude and performed a gear up landing off the airport. All 42 occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.