The aircraft had recently commenced operations with the IPC. During its sixth flight, following refuelling, the Pilot reported a significant power loss while climbing through 9,000 ft. The parachutists were instructed to jump from the aircraft, which then attempted to return to the Airfield. The Pilot was unable to reach the airfield and touched down in a ploughed field short of the runway. The nose undercarriage partially collapsed, the aircraft pitched over its nose and came to rest inverted. The Pilot was uninjured.