Date & Time: Feb 12, 2010 at 1700 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D-FGOJ
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Evora - Cascais
MSN:
139
YOM:
2008
Country:
Portugal
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
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.
Probable cause:
Aircraft and crew hijacked in flight by a "photographer".