Pilatus

Plane Crashed in North Sulawesi, Indonesia; Two Feared Dead

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By George Hatcher

A chartered plane crashed into waters in Aaparagus village of Kema district, North Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on December 2. The accident happened when the Pilatus Porter plane, carrying 2 people, was heading from Jalaluddin Airport, Gorontalo to Ternate, North Maluku. Authorities said the pilot reported bad weather and sought permission for landing... »

Eleven Die in Belgium Plane Crash

Sunday, October 20, 2013
By George Hatcher
Eleven Die in Belgium Plane Crash

A Paraclub Namur Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter out of Namur-Suarlée Airport crashed in Belgium in a field. Ten sky divers and a pilot were aboard when the plane lost height. No one survived. Investigators found that three of the skydivers had open chutes and the wing of the plane was broken off. Apparently the... »

Pilatus Crash in Mexico

Friday, February 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Pilatus Crash in Mexico

On Feb 21, 2013, a Fuerza Aérea Mexicana Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter with two aboard en route from San­ta Lu­cía AFB was over San­ta Lu­cía AFB, Es­ta­do de Mé­xi­co on a training exercise when it crashed. Two people were reported injured, who were taken to nearby hospitals. The two aboard were later reported as... »

Labcorps Pilatus Crash in Softball Field

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
By George Hatcher
Labcorps Pilatus Crash in Softball Field

On Jan 16, 2013, a LabCorp Pilatus PC 12/45 was en route from Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport to Morristown NJ when the place crashed. After taking off from Burlington and experiencing problems, the pilot tried avoiding a residential area. The crash near the North Park Community Center occurred around 6:00 a.m. about five miles from... »

Pilatus Damaged During Taxi

Saturday, December 22, 2012
By George Hatcher

December 19, 2012, Dalosto Aircraft Leasing LLC Pilatus PC-12/45 was taxiing at Chippewa County Airport when it hit a fence. The four people aboard were not injured but the plane sustained some damage. IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 412CU Make/Model: PC12 Description: PC-12, Eagle Date: 12/19/2012 Time: 0835 Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N... »

Two Planes Collide over Germany, 8 Fatalities

Sunday, December 9, 2012
By George Hatcher
Two Planes Collide over Germany, 8 Fatalities

What: Piper PA-32-301 Saratoga Robin DR.400/180 Regent Where: Near Wölfersheim, Hessen When: Dec 8 2012 Who: 5 + 3 fatalities Why: A Piper PA-32-301 Saratoga (D-EUEU) and a Robin DR.400 (D-EHJP) both crashed following a mid-air collision near Wölfersheim, Hessen, Germany. All five occupants of the Saratoga and all three aboard the DR.400 were... »

Solemont Crash May be Lightning Strike, 4 Swiss Killed

Saturday, August 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Happy Lines Pilatus PC-12/45 en route from Antwerp to Switzerland Where: Solemont, France When: August 24, 2012 Who: 4 aboard, 4 fatalities Why: Eye witnesses say that the Pilatus was en route Friday night when it was struck by lightning. Forty minutes after the plane had sent out a distress call, emergency services... »

Family Lost in Swamp Crash

Saturday, June 9, 2012
By George Hatcher
Family Lost in Swamp Crash

What: Roadside Ventures LLC Pilatus PC-12/47 en route to Kansas Where: Tiger Creek Swamp area, Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida When: June 7, 2012, 12:36 Who: 6 aboard, 6 fatalities Why: After taking off from Fort Pierce, the plane returning the Bramlage family from Bermuda began having trouble at 28,000 feet, and crashed in... »

Susi Air Crash in Indonesia Kills 2, 3rd Fatal Crash in Eight Months

Saturday, April 28, 2012
By George Hatcher
Susi Air Crash in Indonesia Kills 2, 3rd Fatal Crash in Eight Months

What: Susi Air Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter Where: Ritan, East Kalimantan, Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia When: April 25, 2012, 5:30 pm Who: 2 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: On an aerial photography flight, the Susi Air plane developed problems. South African Pilot Jonathan Willis reported engine problems and was planning to make an emergency landing. Australian... »

Medical Evacuation Crash Kills 7 Aboard, 3 on Ground

Thursday, May 26, 2011
By George Hatcher
Medical Evacuation Crash Kills 7 Aboard, 3 on Ground

What: Air Charter Services Pvt. Ltd Pilatus PC-12/45 en route from Jagdish Memorial Hospital to Apollo Hospital. Where: Faridabad When: May 25, 2011 10:45 pm Who: 7 aboard, 3 on the ground, 10 fatalities Why: After the pilot reported flying into bad weather, the plane transporting a patient from a Patna hospital to Apollo... »

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