Thursday 23 June 2016

Porter ex ZK-FZB crashed in Portugal.

Pilatus Porter c/n 634 which served some of its earlier life in New Zealand as ZK-FZB was lost in a fatal accident on 19-06-2016.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Ferreira do Alentejo, Southern Portugal : 1 killed.

                Accident description

  • Jun 19, 2016 at 1908 LT
  • D-FSCB
  • Flight
  • Training
  • Yes
  • Plain
  • Beja - Beja
  • 634
  • 1967
  • Ferreira do Alentejo, Baixo Alentejo
  • Portugal
  • Europe
  • 1
  • 1
  • 7
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • The aircraft was engaged in a local training sortie with seven skydivers and one pilot on board. After takeoff from Beja Airport, the pilot climbed to 7,000 feet when a 'bang' was heard in the rear part of the aircraft, apparently by the tail section. The aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in several trees located in Ferreira do Alentejo, about 15 km from Beja Airport. The pilot (a Belgian citizen aged 27) was killed while all skydivers were injured, two of them seriously. Debris of the aircraft remained in the tree while others fell on the ground.

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