Date & Time: Apr 26, 2018 at 1715 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 402
Registration:
N87266
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Skydiving
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tanner-Hiller - Tanner-Hiller
MSN:
402B-1097
YOM:
1976
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in a local skydiving mission and departed Tanner-Hiller Airfield in the afternoon. While circling in the vicinity of the airport, the pilot reported engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing . The airplane crash landed in a wooded area, lost its left main gear and came to rest with the left wing tip torn off. A fire erupted on the left wing that was partially destroyed. There were no injuries but the aircraft was written off.