Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter in Buenos Aires: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 28, 2015 at 1615 LT
Operator:
Registration:
GN-804
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
MSN:
786
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in the suburb of Las Heras in Buenos Aires, killing both crew members. Operated by the Gendarmeria Nacional, the single engine aircraft exploded on impact and was totally destroyed.

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 Santa Lucia AFB: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 2013 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
3303
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santa Lucia AFB-Santa Lucia AFB
MSN:
883
YOM:
1992
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a training flight at the Santa Lucia Air Force Base, State of Mexico. In unknown circumstances, single engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter off Granville

Date & Time: Aug 18, 2012 at 1855 LT
Operator:
Registration:
F-GMJG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Granville - Granville
MSN:
659
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
13300
Circumstances:
Pilot was carrying several skydivers on a training flight over the region of Granville, Manche. After all skydivers left the aircraft, pilot reduced his altitude to return to his base. On final approach to runway 07, aircraft went out of control and crashed into the sea, several yards off shore. A sailor went quickly to the scene and evacuated the pilot who was slightly injured while the aircraft sunk by a depth of 5 to 6 meters. The aircraft was recovered and pulled on the beach a day later but was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Muaritan: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 25, 2012 at 1730 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-VVQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Balikpapan - Balikpapan
MSN:
965
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
1912
Captain / Total hours on type:
81.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2397
Aircraft flight cycles:
3466
Circumstances:
The Pilatus Porter PC-6 aircraft operated by PT. Puji Astuti Aviation (Susi Air) registered PK-VVQ on Areal Survey Flight, departed from Sepinggan-Balikpapan to Melak Area on 25 April 2012 at 0440 UTC (Universal Time Coordinate) or 1240 LT. There were one pilot and one pasenger on board, the estimate flight endurance was seven hours. At 0505 the aircraft reported leaving Balikpapan Approach. At 0910 the aircraft was reported to Melak Radio on radial 060 at the altitude of 3,500 feet, and that it would be leaving Survey after a further twenty minutes. Melak Radio reported that the aircraft lost contact at 0930. At 0922 a text message was sent by the passenger to his employer stating “Run out of fuel, landing on road”. The Search and Rescue Bureau informed that a distress signal was tetected on 1025 at the position of 00 25’.02” N 116.02’.48”E. On 26 April 2012 at 1730 UTC the aircraft was found in Muaritan – Kecamatan Tabang, Kutai Karta Negara at the position 00 25’.03” N 116.01’.55”E. The aircraft was substantially damaged, the pilot and the passenger were fatally injured.
Probable cause:
The engine flamed out caused by lack of fuel supply from main fuel tank to the engine. The pilot likely fixated on the survey flight execution and lost awareness of his fuel situation. The transferring of fuel from the auxiliary tank was not performed during the flight as required. The combination of inexperience of the pilot related to survey flying, fatigue and the highly demanding survey operator contributed to this sequence of events.
Final Report:

Crash of a Pilatus AU-23A Turbo Porter in Phanom Thuan

Date & Time: Mar 23, 2012 at 1500 LT
Operator:
Registration:
74-2082
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2082
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a flight from Prachuap Khiri Khan with two pilots and one engineer on board. In flight, crew encountered technical problems with the engine and was forced to make an emergency landing in a field in Phanom Thuan district, Kanchanaburi. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair while both pilots were uninjured. The engineer was slightly injured.