During the landing maneuver it went wrong in Moorsele. The pilot, who was alone in the plane, was injured. The true cause is still under investigation.
The accident happened on Saturday evening right in front of the airport. Fortunately the plane was empty, except for the pilot. Frederik Vrommand of Skydive Flanders paracentrum Vlaanderen tells VRT news. Normally, eighteen paratroopers can participate. The pilot has been taken to hospital.
According to eyewitnesses, the paratrooper plane of Skydive Flanders paracentrum Vlaanderen landed a little too early. It landed in a field just before the runway, eventually landing on its wing. According to data on Flightradar24, it is a Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster (OO-FFB). The plane had already made eighteen flights that day to drop paratroopers.
An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the accident. The site of the accident, on the edge of the Moorsele military airport, is closed.