Aviation Photo #1651665 Pacific Aerospace P-750XSTOL (750XL) - Untitled

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Straight from a Hollywood movie. A German hijacked the aircraft, after pretending to be a photographer shooting parachute jumps from inside the airplane. The aircraft took off from LPEV (Évora) with 3 parachuters, and right after, the hijacker diverted the aircraft using a pistol to LPCS (Tires). When the aircraft was landing at Tires, the parachuters jumped at very low altitude (not known if they were forced)... The aircraft landed with the engine shut down and skidded into a ditch, breaking the left wing and leaving again to the grass breaking the landing gear. The pilot managed to flee unhurt and the hijacker committed suicide (he's almost underneath the left wing).
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    Pacific Aerospace P-750XSTOL (750XL)
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    Pacific Aerospace P-750XSTOL (750XL)
    Pacific Aerospace
    139
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    Cascais (- Tires)
    Portugal
    February 12, 2010
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Anonymous
7 years ago
More information about this accident:

Few moments away from landing at Tires, the pilot managed to take the weapon away from the hijacker, but he went for the controls and tried to crash the aircraft. That's when the parachuters jumped. The aircraft landed with a struggle between the pilot and the terrorist underway, that's why it crash landed.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Scary story. Hope nobody was hurt in this crash
Anonymous
7 years ago
Actual hijacking or actual movie IM CONFUSED
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very very strange.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ho my. That was desperate from the highjacker. I wonder what he intended.
Anonymous
7 years ago
What happened to the parachuters?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Also another side note.
the hijackers car was parked on at LPEV, and packed with a time bomb. it exploded and got on fire
Anonymous
7 years ago
It was a Swedish pilot :P
Anonymous
7 years ago
That sounds like a story from a bad action movie. Really strange. But the photo is close to the action. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I work at Pacific Aerospace, and remember this aircraft coming off the line (S/N XL139) just under 2 years ago, its a real shame to see one of our planes in this state, glad everyone was ok!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The two parachutists were unhurt. The pilot saw then trying to exit, and rose to about 200 meters AGL before they jumped and immediately pulled their reserves. Source: "Svensk Fallskärmssport" (Swedish parachutist magazine)

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