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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237854
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:10-SEP-2005
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PC9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-9
Owner/operator:Cyprus Air Force
Registration: 902
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kolossi-Limassol -   Cyprus
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:LCPH, Paphos AB
Destination airport:LCPH, Paphos AB
Narrative:
Crashed during "Demetra" exercise.

The Pilots diverted from original flight plan, at their own initiative to fly over Kolossi at low altitude (probably to "Show off"). The Plane struck a church's bell tower and subsequently crashed into a house.

Cause of the crash was determined as Human Error.

Sources:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/pilots-die-as-cypriot-plane-crashes-into-house-1.1182298
https://www.ekathimerini.com/34385/article/ekathimerini/news/two-pilots-die-in-cypriot-crash
https://www.financialmirror.com/2005/10/29/human-error-cause-of-crash-of-cyprus-military-aircraft/
https://www.facebook.com/cyprusairforce/posts/1356518367838005


Revision history:

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11-Jul-2020 17:27 antreas57 Added

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