On the morning of 25 June 2021, the Cessna 208B with registration PH-FST was parked inside the hangar of a maintenance organisation. A mechanic under supervision of a licenced engineer was tasked to replace the magnetic pick-up. The mechanic followed steps one through four. Steps five through eight were not noticed by the mechanic and as a result not carried out.
After the system was found to be functioning correctly, the mechanic left the aircraft and the pilot taxied to the skydive organisation’s building to pick up parachutists. Following the boarding of seventeen parachutists, the pilot taxied to runway 26 and commenced the takeoff roll. Shortly after takeoff, without any warning, the engine lost power at approximately 400 feet above field level. The pilot made an emergency landing in a field whereby the aircraft sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, wings, landing gear and propeller. One parachutist suffered minor injuries.