Five killed after Cessna 208 Caravan crashes into hangar in Poland

A Cessna 208 Caravan crashed into a hangar at Chrcynno Airfield (ICAO: EPNC), Poland, killing five
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A Cessna 208 Caravan crashed into a hangar in Poland, killing five people and injuring several others. 

The accident occurred at Chrcynno Airfield (ICAO: EPNC), Poland, located just north of Warsaw, the country’s capital, on July 17, 2023. 

The local news channel TVN24 reported that five people passed away after the aircraft, registered as SP-WAW, crashed into a hangar where people had gathered.  

The report added that the Cessna 208 Caravan was used for parachute jumps, with witnesses indicating that there were storms and strong winds around the area and the hangar was “used as a bar and a meeting place for people using the airport”. 

According to flightradar24.com data, the crash took place at around 5:05 pm local time (UTC +2), when SP-WAW was operating its third flight of the day. 

“As a result of the incident, 5 people died, 5 were injured, 4 were not injured. I would like to thank the firefighters and paramedics #LPR for the rescue actions taken,” said Andrzej Bartkowiak, the commander-in-chief of Poland’s State Fire Service (Państwowa Straż Pożarna, PSP) in a statement on Twitter. 

Adam Niedzielski, the Minister of Health of Poland, said that a total of 13 people were injured in an update on July 18, 2023. 

“Many thanks to the rescue services for yesterday’s action after the accident in Chrcynno,” said Niedzielski, adding that two patients are also in critical condition.  

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Rytis Beresnevicius
Journalist[br][br]Rytis is a journalist in AeroTime’s editorial team, based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Originally joining the team in 2018, in 2021 he then went onto work in content creation in the logistics and IT sectors, before returning to AeroTime in 2022. He studied media and communications in both Denmark and Lithuania.rytis.beresnevicius@aerotime.aero
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