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Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 near Lindoso: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 8, 2020 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-HET
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1034
YOM:
1974
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Operated by the Compañía de Extinción General de Incendios (CEGISA), the aircraft was dispatched over the region of Lindoso (near the border with Spain) to fight a fire on behalf of the Civil Security of Portugal (Autoridade Nacional de Emergência e Proteção Civil). In unknown circumstances, the aircraft struck the slope of a hilly and rocky terrain located in the Gerês Mountain Range, about 14 km southeast of Lindoso, few km south of the Portugal - Spain border. The tail separated on impact and the cockpit was destroyed. The Portuguese captain aged 65 was killed while the Spanish copilot aged 39 was seriously injured and transferred to an hospital in Alto Minho.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 in Dervenochoria

Date & Time: Jun 26, 2016 at 1109 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1111
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1111
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew left Volos-Néa Anchialos Airport in the morning on a firefighting mission over Beotia. En route, the left engine caught fire and the crew decided to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crashed in flames in a wooded area located in Dervenochoria and was destroyed by a post impact fire. Both crew members escaped with minor injuries.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215 in Istanbul

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2007 at 1844 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-SRME
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Istanbul-Istanbul
MSN:
1049
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While making a scooping manoeuver in lake Terkos located 50 km north-west of Istanbul, the aircraft crashed and burned. All three occupants escaped injured. The aircraft was leased from SOREM to the municipality of Istanbul (Istanbul Büyüksehir Belediyes).

Crash of a Canadair CL-215 into the Argosaronic Gulf

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2006 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1112
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1112
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was taking part to an operation over the Tzia Island. While returning to scooping into the Argosaronic Gulf, the aircraft hit a wave, crashed and sank. Both pilots were rescued by the crew of a Super Puma helicopter while the aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215 in Portugal

Date & Time: Jul 9, 2004 at 1740 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-SRMB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Seia - Seia
MSN:
1012
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8972
Captain / Total hours on type:
750.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3495
Copilot / Total hours on type:
16
Circumstances:
Following a scooping manoeuvre on the Aguieira Reservoir, pilot started the take off roll when aircraft veered to the left, went out of control and collided with the ground. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was owned by SOREM but leased to OMNI -


Aviação e Tecnologia for fire fighting missions in Portugal.
Probable cause:

Loss of control after abortion decision. Poor Crew Resources Management (CRM), lack of communication between pilots and orographic conditions substantially different from those where the crew was trained.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-6B11 off Port de Pollença: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 25, 2003
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UD.13-29
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1124
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a training flight consisting of dropping survival equipment when the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in the sea off Port de Pollença. Two crew members were rescued while two others were killed.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 near Volos: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 15, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1048
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Volos - Volos
MSN:
1048
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew departed Volos-Nea Anchialos Airport on a fire fighting mission over Mt Pelion, about 10 km northeast of Volos. While flying at low height, the crew was preparing to drop water when the right wing struck the ground. The aircraft crashed and exploded, killing both pilots.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 in Lake Fanaco: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 30, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-CFSU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1074
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a fire fighting mission and was supposed to land on Lake Fanaco to proceed to a scooping manoeuvre. For unknown reasons, the aircraft landed hard, causing the hull to rupture. The aircraft sank and was lost. A pilot was killed and the second was injured.