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Namur

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

Date & Time: Oct 19, 2013 at 1539 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OO-NAC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Namur - Namur
MSN:
710
YOM:
1969
Location:
Country:
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.
Probable cause:
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 Namur: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 9, 2002 at 1545 LT
Registration:
OO-NAP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Namur-Namur
MSN:
914
YOM:
1995
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1

Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford II at Florennes AFB

Date & Time: Aug 21, 1958
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
O-12
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Florennes - Florennes
MSN:
821
YOM:
1940
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest. Both pilots were uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford MK.2 in Falaen

Date & Time: Jun 22, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
O-29
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Florennes - Florennes
MSN:
3423
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. Both pilots were uninjured.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford in Saint-Gérard: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 28, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
O-24
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
1050
YOM:
1940
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances, killing both crew members.
Crew:
Maj Martin Wilmots,
1st Lt Hayt.

Source & photo:
http://www.belgian-wings.be/Webpages/Navigator/Photos/MilltaryPics/post_ww2/Airspeed Oxford/airspeed_oxford frontpage.htm

Crash of a Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman in Namur

Date & Time: Jun 18, 1945
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
44-70500
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
765
YOM:
1945
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on takeoff for unknown reason. The pilot, sole on board, was injured, and the single engine aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Vickers 408 Wellington IA in Sauvenière

Date & Time: Feb 24, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N3004
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Newmarket - Newmarket
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a reconnaissance mission to Hamburg and left RAF Newmarket at 1713LT. While overflying Belgium, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing in Sauvenière, 3 km northeast of Gembloux. All six crew were interned.
Crew (99th Squadron):
F/O O. L. Williams,
P/O R. A. G. Willis,
Sgt A. R. Mattick,
AC2 W. Cockburn,
AC2 C. G. Ashman,
P/O J. S. Trotter.