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Last updated: 26 July 2021
Date:Saturday 8 August 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-215-1A10
Operated by:Babcock
On behalf of:Autoridade Nacional de Emergência e Proteção Civil
Registration: EC-HET
MSN: 1034
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Lindoso (   Spain)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
A Canadair CL-215-1A10 firefighting airplane, registration EC-HET, was destroyed when it impacted hilly terrain during a firefighting operation Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês area on the Portuguese/Spanish border. The accident occurred 1-2 km inside Spanish territory.
The Portuguese pilot died in the crash, the Spanish co-pilot sustained serious injuries.



photo of Canadair-CL-215-1A10-EC-HET
accident date: 08-08-2020
type: Canadair CL-215-1A10
registration: EC-HET

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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