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Accident description
Last updated: 19 March 2018
Date:Sunday 16 June 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-400
Operator:Pink Aviation Services
Registration: OE-FDI
C/n / msn: SH.1869
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hoogeveen (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Hoogeveen Airport (EHHO), Netherlands
Destination airport:Hoogeveen Airport (EHHO), Netherlands
The Skyvan was hired for Para dropping purposes at Hoogeveen. In order to carry the maximum number of paras, a calculation was made prior to every flight in order to establish the acceptable minimum amount of fuel for the flight. During the 6th flight that day both engines quit while climbing. All paras were ordered to jump immediately. Thinking they had an engine failure, the crew tried to light one engine, but didn't succeed. A forced landing was carried out in a potato-field 500 m short of Hoogeveen Airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBALE CAUSE: Fuel exhaustion. Two days prior to the accident a mistake was made in the fuel-calculation. The mistake went unnoticed because the calculations were not checked against the actual amount of fuel.

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photo of Shorts SC-7 Skyvan 3-400 SX-BBN
SX-BBN was later sold Pink Aviation in 1993
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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