Date & Time: Aug 28, 2003 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Pilatus PC-6 (Porter & Turbo Porter)
United States of America
Crew on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
Aircraft flight hours:
At 12,500 feet, the pilot experienced clear air turbulence and decided to reduce the throttle to idle to initiate a descent. The aircraft suddenly pitched nose down in a near vertical attitude. The pilot then accidentally placed the throttle into a reverse pitch rate, and was unable to bring the power back up. So he jumped out with its parachute and the aircraft crashed. The pilot was uninjured.