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

Date & Time: Aug 8, 2020 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-HET
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Castelo Branco - Castelo Branco
MSN:
1034
YOM:
1974
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2500
Captain / Total hours on type:
1120.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
15150
Copilot / Total hours on type:
600
Aircraft flight hours:
12003
Aircraft flight cycles:
5645
Circumstances:
Operated by Babcock Spain, the aircraft was stationed at Castelo Branco Airport in Portugal on behalf of the Civil Security of Portugal (Autoridade Nacional de Emergência e Proteção Civil).. The airplane departed Castelo Branco Airfield at 0815LT with a second CL-215 and was dispatched over the region of Lindoso, at the border with Spain, to fight a fire. While approaching the area to treat, the airplane was too low and impacted ground, causing the tail to detach. The aircraft crashed on a rocky area located near Lobios, on Spanish territory. The cockpit was destroyed upon impact and the Portuguese copilot aged 66 was killed while the Spanish captain aged 39 was seriously injured and transferred to an hospital in Alto Minho.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of an erroneous assessment of the aircraft's ability to climb over the mountain.
Final Report:

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:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Volos - Volos
MSN:
1111
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed Volos-Néa Anchialos Airport in the morning on a firefighting mission over Beotia. En route, the left engine caught fire. The crew attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in a wooded area located near Dervenochoria, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed by a post impact fire and both pilots escaped with minor injuries.
Probable cause:
The left engine caught fire in flight for unknown reasons.

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

Date & Time: Jul 17, 2015 at 1305 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1070
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1070
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a fire fighting mission over the Peloponnese Area when he encountered technical problems. He attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a hilly terrain. Both pilots escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 in Duru Lake

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2007 at 1844 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-SRME
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Istanbul - Istanbul
MSN:
1049
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed Istanbul-Atatürk Airport in the afternoon on a fire fighting mission. While completing a scooping manoeuver in Lake Duru located about 50 km northwest of Istanbul, the aircraft crashed and burned. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed. It was leased from Società Richerche Esperienze Meteorologiche (SOREM) to the Municipality of Istanbul (Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi).

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 off Patroklos Island

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2006 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1112
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1112
YOM:
1990
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 a fire fighting mission on the Tzia Island. While returning to scope in the Saronic Gulf, the aircraft struck a wave and came to rest off the Patroklos Island. Both pilots were rescued by the crew of a Super Puma helicopter from the Greek Navy while the aircraft was recovered but damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 off Chamadouro

Date & Time: Jul 9, 2004 at 1840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-SRMB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Seia - Seia
MSN:
1012
YOM:
1979
Flight number:
Tanker A2
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
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:
Owned by SOREM, the aircraft was dispatched in Portugal and leased to OMNI - Aviação e Tecnologia for fire fighting missions. Following a scooping mission in the Aguíeira Reservoir off Chamadouro, the crew increased engine power and started a takeoff procedure when control was lost. The takeoff was abandoned but the aircraft collided with the shore and came to rest. Both pilots escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Loss of directional control of the aircraft during takeoff and the track during deceleration (after the abortion decision) in order to avoid collision with the bank, was considered as the primary cause of the accident. The following contributing factors were identified:
- Poor Crew Resource Management,
- Lack of crew communication,
- The orographic conditions were substantially different from those where the crew received their training and developed their operational activities.
Final Report:

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.