Accident Pacific Aerospace 750XL HB-TCP, Sunday 18 February 2024
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Date:Sunday 18 February 2024
Time:c. 14:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P750 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pacific Aerospace 750XL
Owner/operator:Skydive Grenchen
Registration: HB-TCP
MSN: 180
Year of manufacture:2011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Grenchen Airport (ZHI/LSZG), Grenchen, SO -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Grenchen Airport (ZHI/LSZG)
Destination airport:Grenchen Airport (ZHI/LSZG)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Pacific Aerospace 750XL, HB-TCP, was destroyed when it impacted terrain nose down during an attempted return to Grenchen Airport (LSZG/ZHI), Lebern, Solothurn.
The pilot perished.

When dropping skydivers, the reserve parachute of a skydiver still on the aircraft opened unintentionally. As a result, the skydiver collided with the tailplane, which was completely torn off the aircraft.
The pilot was not wearing a reserve parachute.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report

Sources: (photo)

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18-Feb-2024 15:37 ASN Added
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18-Feb-2024 15:47 ASN Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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22-Feb-2024 19:11 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
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