Aviation AO-2018-007

Photo of the accident aircraft (taken 2016).By Paul Link via www.jetphotos.com
The accident aircraft in 2016. Photo © Paul Link
New Zealand-manufactured Pacific Aerospace Ltd 750XL aeroplane, landing gear failure, near Dubendorf, Switzerland, 17 August 2018
Status: Current
Occurrence Date: 
17 August 2018
The Commission is providing New Zealand’s Accredited Representative to participate in a Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board’s investigation of an accident involving a New Zealand-manufactured Pacific Aerospace Ltd 750XL aeroplane on Thursday 16 August (Swiss time) near Dubendorf in Switzerland. The circumstances reported at the time of opening the investigation were that the Aeroplane was taking off from a grass runway with the pilot and 11 skydivers on board when the right main landing gear ‘separated’. The pilot landed the aeroplane (substantially damaged from the landing) with none of the occupants being injured.
Location: 
near Dubendorf, Switzerland (47.1899,8.2047) [may be approximate]