Loss of control Accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3M-400 OE-FDF, Saturday 17 October 1998
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Date:Saturday 17 October 1998
Time:16:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3M-400
Owner/operator:Pink Aviation Services
Registration: OE-FDF
MSN: SH.1958
Year of manufacture:1978
Total airframe hrs:6007 hours
Cycles:5409 flights
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-2S-201A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Zell am Zee -   Austria
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Zell Am See Airport (LOWZ)
Destination airport:Zell Am See Airport (LOWZ)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The Skyvan was used for paradropping flights out of Zell am Zee, Austria. At 13:54 the airplane returned from a dropping flight. With the engines running, 19 skydivers boarded the plane through the rear ramp. The pilot then taxied to runway 25, selected flaps to 30 degrees and commenced takeoff. The friction locks of the throttles were not or not properly set prior to takeoff. Due to the vibration of the airplane the throttles slowly retarded during the takeoff roll. At a VR speed of 65kts the pilot pulled back on the controls and the Skyvan left the ground. Immediately after takeoff the airplane rolled and yawed to the left. The pilot pushed the throttles forward and tried to correct the roll. The airplane now rolled 40 degrees to the right and collided with the ground.

UNFALLURSACHEN:
Pilot
- Unterschreiten der Mindestfluggeschwindigkeit
- Fehlbedienung Ausrüstung
- Wahl eines ungünstigen Startverfahrens (Klappenstellung)
Organisation
- fehlende Vorgaben beim Betrieb mit zwei Piloten

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photo (c) via Werner Fischdick

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