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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145865
Last updated: 6 February 2021
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Time:11:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Sand Air
Registration: PH-SKJ
C/n / msn: 17266607
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Maasvlakte area, near Hoek van Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Midden-Zeeland Airport (EHMZ)
Destination airport:Rotterdam/The Hague Airport (RTM/EHRD)
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
A Cessna 172M Skyhawk crashed on the Tweede Maasvlakte area during a flight from Midden-Zeeland Airport (EHMZ) to Rotterdam/The Hague Airport (RTM/EHRD).
The airplane went missing around 11:23 at a reported last known position of 51 59.20" N 003 59.25" E which is at sea, just to the west off the Tweede Maasvlakte.
Initial attempts to launch an aerial search of the area were hampered by fog. A Coast Guard Sikorsky S-61N helicopter, G-BIMU, was dispatched and arrived over the area at about 14:00.
The helicopter was later joined by a Coast Guard Dornier Do-228, PH-CGN.
The Do-228 located the wreckage on the ground at about 16:20 LT.

All four occupants were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

Sadly the pilot died of his injuries at 14 June 2012.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


PH-SKJ Cessna 172M at MIdden-Zeeland (EHMZ) 9 August 2008; (c) Harro Ranter

Flight path of PH-SKJ (source:

Revision history:

28-May-2012 05:43 RobertMB Added
28-May-2012 05:50 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2012 06:07 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
28-May-2012 09:35 gerard57 Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-May-2012 09:50 Geno Updated [Source]
28-May-2012 09:51 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-May-2012 11:36 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
28-May-2012 11:37 Anon. Updated [[Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]]
28-May-2012 12:06 harro Updated [Narrative]
29-May-2012 09:03 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
29-Jun-2012 08:15 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
29-Jun-2012 15:03 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
06-Jul-2012 22:00 Geno Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2012 05:21 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2013 04:25 Anon. Updated [Source]
31-Oct-2015 14:34 harro Updated [Embed code]
21-Sep-2020 19:47 harro Updated [Accident report, Accident report, ]

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