Date & Time: Apr 28, 2013 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Budel – Cannes
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine airplane departed Budel-Kempen Airport on a flight to Cannes-Mandelieu, carrying four passengers and one pilot. During initial climb, the pilot selected gear up and was attempting to retract the flaps when the engine failed. The aircraft lost height and crash landed in an open field, coming to rest on its belly 1,500 metres from the runway end. All five occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
It is believed that the pilot inadvertently shut off the fuel supply instead of retracting the flaps, causing the engine to stop.