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11 2019 Beech King Air 90 Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine HI Loss of Aircraft Control Mokuleia

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

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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1 2016 C-208 Caravan Dunnellon Fatal Fatal Single-Engine FL Premature Deployment

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

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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1 2015 C-182 Collisions Other Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Lexington Loss of Aircraft Control TX

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

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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11 2014 Engine Failure Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine Fatal Single-Engine Loss of Aircraft Control PA-31 Navajo

PA-31P Navajo Fatal (11) Topolow, Poland July 5, 2014

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1 2014 DHC-6 Twin Otter Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine MIddletown OH Prop Strike

DHC-6 Fatal (1) Middletown, OH June 1, 2014

On June 1, 2014, about 1400 eastern daylight time, an employee from the fixed base operator responding to a DeHavilland DHC-6-200 airplane, N223AL, received fatal injuries when she was struck by an operating propeller blade as she walked toward the cockpit while the airplane was standing on a ramp at the Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field (MWO), near Middletown, Ohio. The airplane sustained minor propeller damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by Win Win Aviation Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a skydiving flight. Day visual flight rules conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and the flight was not operating on a flight plan. The local skydiving flight was standing on the MWO ramp while waiting for passengers to board when the accident occurred.

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2014 8 Compair 8 Fatal Fatal Single-Engine

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

Three Skydive to Safety as Plane Crash Kills Eight in Finland

Image: A parachute hangs from a tree close to the wreckage of experimental aircraft Comp Air 8 next to Jamijarvi Airfield, southwest 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
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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

 

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2014 5 C-U206 Fatal Fatal Single-Engine

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

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11 2013 Blog Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Loss of Aircraft Control Mechanical Failure PC-6 Pilatus Porter

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

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.

Crash site: A firefighter inspects the wreckage of the plane, which was carrying 11 people
Crash site: A firefighter inspects the wreckage of the plane, which was carrying 11 people

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1 2013 Brooklyn C-U206 Fatal Fatal Single-Engine IA

C-U206 Fatal (1) Brooklyn, IA August 16, 2013

On August 16, 2013, about 1730 central daylight time, a Cessna 206, N2070K, sustained minor damage inflight near Brooklyn, Iowa. The commercial pilot was not injured; however, the passenger was fatally injured.

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1 2012 Beech 18 Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine IL Loss of Aircraft Control Taylorville

Beech 18 Fatal (1) Taylorville, IL August 11, 2012

On August 11, 2012, about 1124 central daylight time, a Hawker Beechcraft Corporation G18S airplane, N697Q, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain in a residential neighborhood in Taylorville, Illinois.

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1 2012 Beech King Air 90 Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine Ferry Karnack TX

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

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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2012 5 Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine LET-410 Loss of Aircraft Control

LET-410 fatal (5) Borodyanka,Ukraine10 June 2012

A Let L-410 skydiving plane was damaged beyond repair in an accident at Borodyanka, Ukraine. Five people were killed. Fifteen occupants survived.
The airplane, carrying 18 skydivers and two crew members, crashed into a field.

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1 2012 Fatal FIREFLY BALLOONS INC FIREFLY 8 Fitzgerald GA Loss of Aircraft Control

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

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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2 2011 DHC-6 Twin Otter Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine GA Hampton Maintenance Flight

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

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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2010 3 C-182 Crowley Fatal Fatal Single-Engine LA Mechanical Failure

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

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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1 2010 C-185 Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Loss of Aircraft Control Newfane NY

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

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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1 2010 Fatal Fatal Single-Engine PAC 750XL Undetermined

PAC 750XL Fatal (1) Portugal February 12, 2010

A Portuguese citizent, pretending to be a photographer, hijacked the aircraft.

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1 2009 Beech King Air 90 Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine Tail Strike VA West Point

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

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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1999 2 CASA-212 Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine Loss of Aircraft Control

Casa 212 Agen-La Garenne Airport (AGF/LFBA), France 22 June 1999

The CASA was on a paradropping flight when all 16 para’s were forced to jump off at an altitude of about 3000m. The CASA returned to Agen airfield, but control was lost and the aircraft crashed some 500m short of runway 11.

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2009 3 Albany C-182 Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Ferry LA

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

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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1 2008 Beech 99 Bowling Green Fatal Fatal Multi-Engine MO Tail Strike

Beech 99 Fatal (1) Bowling Green, MO June 22, 2008

The commercial pilot reported that he was en route to a parachutist jump zone on the first of two planned jumps. Prior to the first jump, before he had slowed the airplane, or illuminated the green jump light, indicating that the parachutists had permission to jump, two of the parachutists prematurely jumped.

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2 2008 C-P206 Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Loss of Aircraft Control MO Mount Vernon

C-P206 Fatal (2) Mount Vernon, MO April 19, 2008

Surviving skydivers said that as the airplane was climbing to the jump altitude of 10,500 feet agl, the stall warning horn sounded intermittently several times. They paid no particular attention to it because they had heard it on previous flights. When the airplane reached the jump altitude, the pilot signaled for one of the parachutists to open the door. When she did, she told the pilot that the airplane had overshot the drop zone by approximately 1 mile.

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2 2007 Collisions Other Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Ferry PAC 750XL

PAC 750 Fatal (2) Rectory Farm, near Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom 16-DEC-2007

The pilot of ZK-KAY, a Pacific Aerospace PAC 750XL, was flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) on a cross-country flight, tracking south-east, close to Blithfield Reservoir. The pilot and passenger of Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe G-AKUI were on a local flight from their base near the reservoir. G-AKUI entered a turn to the right shortly prior to the collision, possibly to avoid a third aircraft which later radar analysis showed was near.

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10 2007 C-208 Caravan Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Ferry Naches WA

C-208 Caravan Fatal (10) Naches, WA October 7, 2007

The pilot was returning a group of skydivers to their home base after a weekend of skydiving. He flew several jump flights, and then stopped early in the afternoon to prepare the airplane for the flight home. The flight was planned into an area of clouds, turbulence, and icing, which the pilot had researched. He delayed the departure until he decided that he could complete the planned flight under visual flight rules (VFR).

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2007 5 C-182 Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Loss of Aircraft Control Marion MT

C-182C Fatal (5) Marion, MT May 12, 2007

After preflighting the airplane, adding fuel and checking the oil, the pilot radioed that he was taxiing to runway 32. Witnesses subsequently observed the airplane takeoff on runway 32, make a 180-degree turn toward the south, and then fly downwind and parallel to the runway at an altitude of between 300 and 500 feet above ground level. At approximately the end of the runway the airplane was observed making a left turn onto base leg for runway 32, followed by a steep turn to final before nosing into the ground and bursting into flames.

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