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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 7 July 2015
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Skydive Dubai
Registration: DU-SD1
C/n / msn: 208B-1141
First flight: 2005
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dubai-Skydive Dubai Campus (   United Arab Emirates)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Dubai-Skydive Dubai Campus Airport, United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Dubai-Skydive Dubai Campus Airport, United Arab Emirates
Narrative:
The Cessna 208 Caravan operated by Skydive Dubai suffered a "technical problem" after takeoff, forcing the pilot to carry out a forced landing in the desert. All aboard escaped unharmed. However a fire broke out which consumed the aircraft.

Sources:
» Khaleej Times


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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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