Date & Time: Apr 20, 2014 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Comp Air CA-8
Registration:
OH-XDZ
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jämijärvi - Jämijärvi
MSN:
01
Country:
Finland
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
8
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Jämijärvi Airfield for a training flight with 10 skydivers and one pilot on board. After reaching the altitude of some 4,000 meters, pilot encountered technical problems and the aircraft entered a spin. The pilot and two skydivers managed to escape the cabin via the left door while the aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in flames in a wooded area located 2 km from the airfield. All eight other occupants were killed.