Date & Time: Jul 9, 2004 at 1740 LT
Type of aircraft:
Canadair CL-215
Operator:
Registration:
I-SRMB
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Seia - Seia
MSN:
1012
YOM:
1979
Country:
Portugal
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8972
Captain / Total hours on type:
750
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3495
Copilot / Total hours on type:
16
Circumstances:
Following a scooping manoeuvre on the Aguieira Reservoir, pilot started the take off roll when aircraft veered to the left, went out of control and collided with the ground. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was owned by SOREM but leased to OMNI -


Aviação e Tecnologia for fire fighting missions in Portugal.
Probable cause:

Loss of control after abortion decision. Poor Crew Resources Management (CRM), lack of communication between pilots and orographic conditions substantially different from those where the crew was trained.