Date & Time: May 13, 2018 at 1440 LT
Operator:
Registration:
G-KNYS
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Clonbullogue - Clonbullogue
MSN:
208B-1146
YOM:
2005
Country:
Ireland
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Clonbullogue Aerodrome at 1413LT with 16 skydivers, a young boy and a pilot. Once the altitude of 13,000 feet was reached 19 minutes later, all 16 skydivers jumped and the pilot elected to return to his departure point. For unknown reason, the airplane went out of control and plummeted in a wooded area located 2 km northwest of the airfield. The pilot and the boy aged seven were killed. The boy, a Polish citizen, was the son of one of the skydiver.