Pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the State Commission on Aircraft Accident Investigation (SCAAI) started investigating the accident of the SKYVAN SC-7 aircraft, which took place on September 3, 2022 in Glina near Piotrków Trybunalski.
According to preliminary findings, on the day of the accident at the airport in Piotrków Trybunalski (EPPT) there were skydiving from the SKYVAN plane with the SP-HIP identification marks, organized by the Skyvan Service company.
During the operation, after dropping the jumpers, during the landing approach, the plane collided with the ground with a large angle of inclination to the nose and a significant roll. The pilot and the passenger died at the scene and the plane was destroyed.
On the same day SCAAI team went to the scene of the accident to perform visual inspection and documentation of the scene, to secure the aircraft components for further research and to collect documentation.
SCAAI notified Canada as the state of design and manufacturer of the aircraft, the USA as the state of the engine manufacturer and EASA of the event. The above-mentioned countries have appointed authorized representatives to participate in the study and, inter alia, have the right to appoint their technical advisers to represent the aircraft and engine manufacturers.
Currently SCAAI collects all materials that may be related to the accident. Subsequently, these materials will be analyzed in order to determine the causes and factors contributing to the accident.
The study is conducted on the basis of the applicable national, European Union and ICAO regulations.
The Commission does not judge blame and liability, and the investigation is only conducted to prevent future accidents and incidents, therefore SCAAI is not obliged to use the legal evidentiary procedure that is binding on other authorities.
Pursuant to Art. 5 sec. 6 of Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation […] and Art. 134 of the Aviation Law, the wording contained in SCAAI reports cannot be treated as an indication of those guilty or responsible for the event that has occurred. Therefore, the use of SCAAI documents for purposes other than aviation accident and incident prevention may lead to erroneous conclusions and interpretations.
Moreover, the SCAAI informs that the only forms of providing information regarding the performed and planned activities as well as the findings made by SCAAI during the examination are the SCAAI website or e-mail correspondence with the address email@example.com.