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Beech King Air 90 Fatal (11) Mokuleia, HI June 21, 2019

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in 11, 2019, Beech King Air 90, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, IA, Loss of Aircraft Control, Mokuleia | 0 comments

On June 21, 2019, at 1822 Hawaii-Aleutian standard time, a Beech 65-A90, N256TA, collided with terrain after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield (HDH), Mokuleia, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and ten passengers sustained fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was owned by N80896 LLC, and was being operated by Oahu Parachute Center (OPC) under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local sky-diving flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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C-208 Caravan Fatal (1) Dunnellon, FL October 14, 2016

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in 1, 2016, C-208 Caravan, Dunnellon, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, FL, Premature Deployment | 1 comment

On October 14, 2016, about 1930 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 208, N208KM, was substantially damaged during a skydiving event over Marion County Airport (X35), Dunnellon, Florida. The commercial pilot was not injured and the skydiver was fatally injured. The commercial skydiving flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

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C-182A Fatal (1) Lexington, TX September 27, 2015

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in 1, 2015, C-182, Collisions Other, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Lexington, Loss of Aircraft Control, TX | 0 comments

On September 27, 2015, about 1830 central daylight time, a Cessna 182A airplane, N3921D, was substantially damaged during an in-flight collision with trees and terrain near Lexington, Texas. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The aircraft was registered to and operated by Austin Skydiving Center, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a skydiving flight operation.

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Compair 8 Fatal (8) Jamijarvi airfield Finland April 21, 2014

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in 2014, 8, Compair 8, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

Three Skydive to Safety as Plane Crash Kills Eight in Finland Vesa Moilanen / LEHTIKUVA via Reuters A parachute hangs from a tree close to the wreckage of experimental aircraft next to Jamijarvi Airfield, southwest Finland on April 21.   Three people jumped to safety from a plummeting aircraft before a fiery crash which killed eight skydivers, according to officials in Finland. The survivors suffered only minor injuries after parachuting from the American-made Comp Air 8 kit light aircraft before it hit the ground and burst into flames, The Helsinki Times reported Monday. The pilot was among those who escaped. The incident happened Sunday above the Jamijarvi airfield, some 130 miles from Helsinki. Plane Crash in Finland Kills Eight NBC News Investigators have recovered the helmet camera from one of the parachutists involved although it is not clear whether it will help them with their investigation, The Helsinki Times reported. Detective Superintendent Petri Kangas said an eyewitness had reported seeing a large piece of the aircraft fall off before it crashed. “[The witness] was unable to tell whether it was a wing or another part,” Kangas told the newspaper. – Alexander Smith Three Skydive to Safety as Plane Crash Kills Eight in Finland First published April 21st 2014, 5:47 am   Added final...

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C-206 Fatal (5) Caboolture, Australia March 22, 2014

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in 2014, 5, C-U206, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine | 1 comment

BRISBANE : A light aircraft used for skydiving crashed in an airfield in eastern Australia on Saturday and burst into flames, killing all five people on board, police said. The plane veered left shortly after taking off from the Caboolture airstrip, 50 kms north of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast, before plunging to the ground.

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PC-6 Fatal (11) Marchovellete, Belgium October 18, 2013

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in 11, 2013, Blog, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Loss of Aircraft Control, Mechanical Failure, PC-6 Pilatus Porter | 1 comment

At least 10 civilian parachutists were killed alongside a pilot today when their light plane crashed into a field in Belgium. Four of those on board the stricken Pilatus PC-6 Porter had been seen desperately trying to get out after the aircraft caught fire and a wing dropped off. But they were unable to open their chutes before the plane crashed into the ground near the town of Marchovelette, in the southern Namur region. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2467472/Belgium-plane-crash-kills-10-parachutists.html#ixzz2iVbcMnCN Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on...

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King Air E90 Fatal (1) Karnack, TX July 7, 2012

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in 1, 2012, Beech King Air 90, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, Ferry, Karnack, TX | 0 comments

Before the flight, the pilot did not obtain a weather briefing and departed without approval from company personnel. The airplane departed the airport about 0230 and climbed to 14,500 feet mean sea level. The pilot obtained visual flight rules (VFR) flight following services from air traffic control (ATC) personnel during the flight. While the airplane was en route, ATC personnel advised the pilot that an area of moderate precipitation was located about 15 miles ahead along the airplane’s flight path.

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FIREFLY BALLOONS INC FIREFLY 8 Fatal (1) Fitzgerald, GA March 16, 2012

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in 1, 2012, Fatal, FIREFLY BALLOONS INC FIREFLY 8, Fitzgerald, GA, Loss of Aircraft Control | 0 comments

The balloon pilot conducted multiple sport parachute flights throughout the day without obtaining a weather briefing. A SIGMET for severe thunderstorms, hail, and cloud tops to 45,000 feet was in effect for the area surrounding the takeoff and accident sites. Shortly after the balloon lifted off on the accident flight, the ground crew was advised of a severe storm warning for the area and observed the storm on radar via their cellular telephones.

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DHC-6 Fatal (2) Hampton, GA March 8, 2011

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in 2, 2011, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, GA, Hampton, Maintenance Flight | 0 comments

The airplane had not been flown for about 5 months and the purpose of the accident flight was a maintenance test flight after both engines had been replaced with higher horsepower models. Witnesses observed the airplane depart and complete two uneventful touch-and-go landings. The airplane was then observed to be struggling to gain altitude and airspeed while maneuvering in the traffic pattern.

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C-182C Fatal (3) Crowley, LA December 18, 2010

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in 2010, 3, C-182, Crowley, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, LA, Mechanical Failure | 0 comments

The flight departed to the east with four skydivers for a local jump. One witness stated that, immediately following the takeoff, about 200 feet above ground level, a “percussive” pop from the engine was heard. Two witnesses stated that the right wing dropped, and the airplane impacted the ground.

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C-185 Fatal (1) Newfane, NY August 1, 2010

Posted by on Aug 1, 2010 in 1, 2010, C-185, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Loss of Aircraft Control, Newfane, NY | 0 comments

The airplane was departing for a skydiving flight. During rotation, the jump door opened, which was located on the right side of the airplane. The pilot said that he was not concerned with the door, which would not have critically impacted the airplane’s performance; however, an experienced parachutist attempted to secure the door to the point where he was partially outside of the airplane.

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B- 90 King Air Fatal (1) West Point, VA August 1, 2009

Posted by on Aug 1, 2009 in 1, 2009, Beech King Air 90, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, Tail Strike, VA, West Point | 0 comments

During a skydiving flight at approximately 14,000 feet, an instructor positioned himself at the door opening with his jump student nearby. The student inadvertently pulled the instructor’s reserve parachute D-ring, deploying the chute and pulling the instructor out of the airplane

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C-182M Fatal (3) Albany, LA February 27, 2009

Posted by on Feb 27, 2009 in 2009, 3, Albany, C-182, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Ferry, LA | 0 comments

The non-instrument rated private pilot planned to attend a skydiving event near the destination airport that began the next day. Prior to departure, the pilot was aware of the low clouds affecting the destination airport. The pilot told an acquaintance at the destination airport that he needed to make the flight that night because of deteriorating weather conditions that were expected on the next day.

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