ASN Aircraft accident IPTN/CASA CN-235-10 PK-XNT Gorda AFB
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Date:Thursday 22 May 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic CN35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Registration: PK-XNT
MSN: N.018
First flight: 1991
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Gorda AFB (   Indonesia)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Lost control while testing the LAPES (Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System) to drop a 4000 kg load from a height of 200 m. The parachute harness apparently detached during the process, causing the 400 kg load to remain on the cargo door. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed.

Loss of control

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