Date & Time: Jun 14, 1989
Type of aircraft:
Pilatus PC-6 (Porter & Turbo Porter)
Skydiving / Paratroopers
Lyon - Lyon
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine aircraft departed Lyon-Corbas Airfield on a local skydiving flight, carrying nine skydivers and one pilot. After takeoff, while in initial climb, the pilot encountered control problems. The aircraft stalled and crashed near the runway end. All 10 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Improper elevator trim setting on part of the pilot who failed to prepare the flight according to published procedures. The aircraft stalled after the pilot reduced power.