Date & Time: Mar 15, 2016 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
IAI Arava 201
Operator:
Registration:
E-206
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Shell - Shell
MSN:
090
YOM:
1992
Country:
Ecuador
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
19
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
22
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Shell Airport at 1251LT for a local training flight with a crew of three and 19 skydivers on board. About an hour into the flight, the crew informed ground he was returning to his base due to the deterioration of the weather conditions. Few minutes later, the aircraft went out of control, crashed in a wooded area and came to rest upside down. All 22 occupants were killed. Up to date, this is the worst accident involving an IAI Arava 201.