Date & Time: Aug 18, 2012 at 1855 LT
Operator:
Registration:
F-GMJG
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Granville - Granville
MSN:
659
YOM:
1967
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
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.