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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188260
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Time:c. 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PC6T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter
Owner/operator:Grupo Seven Air
Registration: D-FSCB
MSN: 634
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Canhestros, Ferreira do Alentejo -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Figueira Cavaleiros Airfield (LPFC)
Destination airport:Figueira Cavaleiros Airfield (LPFC)
Investigating agency: GPIAA Portugal
The Pilatus took off for a local skydiving training flight and started a climb to an altitude of 14,000 ft. During the initial climb at a rate of 1,000 feet per minute, when crossing 7,000 feet above mean sea level, according to some of the skydivers in the group, a sound similar to the cracking / ripping of a metal structure was heard, and simultaneously the aircraft pitched up to a high nose-up attitude while yawing to the right, reassembling a severe flight instability. Suddenly, the entire rear fuselage structure disintegrated.
According to the report, some occupants were pushed against the structure of the aircraft before they were thrown out of the aircraft.
During the following seconds the skydivers who did not suffer serious injuries, managed to jump out of the plane and triggered their parachutes.
Two of them were seriously injured before leaving the aircraft; subsequently their emergency parachute was deployed by the barometric opening mechanism.
As a result, the disintegration of the remaining aircraft parts continued until the impact with the ground. Fragments of the aircraft parts were found over a length of approximately 1500 meters and a width of about 500 meters and were widely dispersed, with an alignment with the direction of flight from west to east.
The pilot was thrown out of the remains of the cockpit and hit the ground at about 400 meters from the impact site of the cabin. He did not trigger his parachute and didnt wear an emergency parachute with an automatic barometric opening mechanism.


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Revision history:

20-Jun-2016 06:24 gerard57 Added
20-Jun-2016 09:28 Chieftain Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
20-Jun-2016 09:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
20-Jun-2016 11:07 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Photo, ]
20-Jun-2016 11:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
20-Jun-2016 18:01 JF Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Jun-2016 07:25 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-Jun-2016 15:51 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
30-Sep-2016 14:10 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code]
30-Sep-2016 14:11 TB Updated [Source]
04-May-2017 19:58 harro Updated [Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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