Eleven Die in Belgium Plane Crash

Sunday, October 20, 2013
By George Hatcher

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 pilot lost control of the plane. A witness said a wing was torn from the plane, then the crash made a lot of noise. Emergency responders arrived to find the plane on fire 250 meters from Wohnhäusern der Ortschaft Marchovelette, a village and a few of the parachutists were alive.

The plane had been in use since November 1969.

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