Date & Time: Jun 19, 2016 at 1908 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D-FSCB
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Beja - Beja
MSN:
634
YOM:
1967
Country:
Portugal
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
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.