Crash of a Beechcraft B100 King Air in Abbotsford

Date & Time: Feb 23, 2018 at 1204 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GIAE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abbotsford - San Bernardino
MSN:
BE-8
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
IAX640
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Weather conditions at Abbotsford at the time of departure consisted of a temperature of -2°C in moderate to heavy snowfall with winds of approximately 10 knots. Prior to the departure, the fuel tanks were filled to capacity and the pilot and passengers boarded the aircraft inside the operator's heated hangar. The aircraft was towed outside of the hangar without being treated with anti-ice fluid, and taxied for the departure on runway 07. Due to an inbound arrival at Abbotsford, C-GIAE was delayed for departure. Once cleared for takeoff, the aircraft had been exposed to snow and freezing conditions for approximately 13 minutes. After becoming airborne, the aircraft experienced power and control issues shortly after the landing gear was retracted. The aircraft collided with terrain within the airport perimeter. Four passengers and the pilot sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident which destroyed the aircraft.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air B100 in Pearland: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 19, 2014 at 0835 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N811BL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Austin – Galveston
MSN:
BE-15
YOM:
1976
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
A small airplane went down in a fiery crash near Pearland Regional Airport Wednesday morning. Witnesses reported the crash along Hasting Field Road around 8:35 a.m. The plane was flying from Austin to Galveston when the pilot was forced to divert to Pearland because of weather, according to the FAA. The pilot tried to land but was waved off when he overshot the runway. Witnesses say he circled again before they lost sight of the plane in the fog. They heard the engine rev, then the crash. The Beechcraft King Air B100 was destroyed on impact and caught fire. DPS said the impact was so intense, the plane’s fuselage buried four feet into the ground. The fire burned for more than two hours. Preliminary information indicates that the pilot, who is feared dead, was the sole person aboard. Emergency crews are searching the crash site for other possible victims. The plane went down near two homes, but no one on the ground was hurt. One resident said the impact caused her house to shake. Firefighters and DPS troopers are on the scene and they have blocked off the crash site. The name of the pilot will be released by the medical examiner or other appropriate authority once identification is confirmed and relatives have been notified.

Source: KHOU

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 100 in Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil

Date & Time: Jun 10, 2013 at 1726 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GJSU
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Montreal - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil
MSN:
B-088
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil Airport, while on a taxi flight from Montreal-Saint-Hubert Airport, both engine failed simultaneously and aircraft stalled and crashed half a mile short of runway. All four occupants were injured, one of them seriously. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Double engine failure due to fuel exhaustion or fuel system management failure suspected.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air B100 in Libby: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2012 at 0002 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N499SW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Coolidge - Libby
MSN:
BE-089
YOM:
1980
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On December 18, 2012, about 0002 mountain standard time (MST), a Beech B100, N499SW, collided with trees at Libby, Montana. Stinger Welding was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The noncertificated pilot and one passenger sustained fatal injuries; the airplane sustained substantial damage from impact forces. The cross-country personal flight departed Coolidge, Arizona, about 2025 MST on December 17th, with Libby as the planned destination. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the nearest official reporting station of Sandpoint, Idaho, 264 degrees at 46 miles, and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan had been filed. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that the pilot had been cleared for the GPS-A instrument approach procedure for the Libby Airport. The clearance had a crossing restriction of 10,700 feet at the PACCE intersection, which was the initial approach fix for the GPS-A approach. The pilot acknowledged that clearance at 2353. At 2359, the airplane target was about 7 miles south of the airport; the pilot reported the field in sight, and cancelled the IFR flight plan. A police officer reported that he observed an airplane fly over the city of Libby, which was north of the airport; the airplane then turned toward the airport. The officer went to the airport to investigate, but observed no airplane. He noted that it was foggy in town, but the airport was clear. He also observed that the rotating beacon was illuminated, but not the pilot controlled runway lighting. When the pilot did not appear at a company function at midday on December 18, they reported him overdue. The Prescott, Arizona, Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) issued an alert notice (ALNOT) at 1102 MST; the wreckage was located at 1835.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air A100 in Deadmans Cay

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2012 at 1410 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N70JL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nassau - Deadmans Cay
MSN:
B-87
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was operating a charter flight from Nassau-Lynden Pindling Airport to Deadmans Cay and left Nassau around 1 PM. On approach, crew encountered technical problems and was unable to lower the gear. Captain eventually decided to perform a belly landing. Aircraft skidded on runway for several yards and veered off runway before coming to rest. While all occupants escaped uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.