Serious incident Pilatus PC-12/47E HB-FRP, Friday 5 March 2021
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Date:Friday 5 March 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic PC12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pilatus PC-12/47E
Owner/operator:Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG
Registration: HB-FRP
MSN: 1938
Year of manufacture:1965
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Buochs Airport (LSZC) -   Switzerland
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Buochs Airport (BXO/LSZC)
Destination airport:Payerne Airport (LSMP)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
When taxiing from the Pilatus factory to the runway, while crossing a street, a car crashed into a Pilatus PC-12 airplane. The airplane apparently sustained minor damage.
The aircraft was operating in the colours of the Chinese airline JiangXi Express.

The serious incident, in which a car collided with an aircraft at the junction between the cantonal road and a taxiway leading away from the airfield, was caused by the driver's late perception of the red light, which prevented him from braking in time.
Inadequate safety at the junction was identified as a contributing factor to the serious incident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 2379
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report



Photo: Kapo NW

Revision history:

05-Mar-2021 13:56 gerard57 Added
05-Mar-2021 14:36 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
05-Mar-2021 17:08 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Damage]
05-Mar-2021 17:11 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo]
05-Mar-2021 18:20 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Source]
30-Mar-2021 19:24 harro Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Destination airport, Source]
30-Mar-2021 19:25 harro Updated [Cn]
28-Feb-2024 09:41 ASN Updated [Total occupants, Nature, Narrative, Accident report]

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