Crash of a Beechcraft 1900D in Bir Kalait

Date & Time: Oct 28, 2012 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
TT-ABB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
N'Djamena - Bir Kalait
MSN:
UE-406
YOM:
2000
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft hit the ground short of runway for unknown reasons. Upon impact, all undercarriage were sheared off, aircraft skidded for about 200 metres before coming to rest with all propeller blades separated. All 17 occupants could evacuate without further problem but aircraft named Am Djerass was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900D in Kathmandu: 19 killed

Date & Time: Sep 25, 2011 at 0731 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9N-AEK
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Katmandu - Katmandu
MSN:
UE-295
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
BHA103
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Copilot / Total hours on type:
18
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a special flight with tourists above Himalayan mountains and especially a tour of the Everest in early morning. While returning to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport, while descending to join the runway 02 glide, the twin engine aircraft hit tree tops, stalled and crashed in a wooded area located near the village of Bishanku Narayan, some 6,7 km from runway threshold. On scene, SAR evacuated a passenger seriously injured while all 18 other occupants were killed, but few hours later, the only survivor died from his injuries. The 16 tourists were respectively 10 Indians, 2 US, 1 Japanese and 3 Nepalese.
Probable cause:
The Accident Investigation Commission assigned by Nepal's Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation have submitted their report to the Ministry. The investigators said in a media briefing, that human factors, mainly fatigue by the captain of the flight, led to the crash. The aircraft was flown by the first officer and was on approach to Kathmandu at 5000 feet MSL instead of 6000 feet MSL as required, when it entered a cloud. While inside the cloud in low visibility the aircraft descended, hit tree tops and broke up.
The captain had flown another aircraft the previous day and had been assigned to the accident flight on short notice in the morning of the accident day, but did not have sufficient rest. The commission analysed that due to the resulting fatigue the captain assigned pilot flying duties to the first officer although she wasn't yet ready to cope with the task in demanding conditions. The newly assigned first officer had only 18 hours experience on the aircraft type.
The mountain view round trip had to turn back about midway due to weather conditions. While on a visual approach to Kathmandu at 5000 instead of 6000 feet MSL the aircraft entered a cloud and started to descend until impact with tree tops.
The crew did not follow standard operating procedures, that amongst other details required the aircraft to fly at or above 6000 feet MSL in the accident area, the interaction between the crew members did not follow standard operating procedures, for example the captain distracted the first officer with frequent advice instead of explaining the/adhering to procedures.
The commission said as result of the investigation they released a safety recommendation requiring all operators to install Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (TAWS) in addition to eight other safety recommendations regarding pilot training, installation of visual aids, safety audit and fleet policies.

Source: AvHerald

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900D in Nairobi: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2009 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-VVQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nairobi-Mogadiscio
MSN:
UE-250
YOM:
1996
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff from Nairobi-Wilson airport, crew informed ATC about technical problem and obtained permission to return quickly. On final approach, the aircraft hit a fence and burst into flames. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900D in Nigeria: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 15, 2008 at 0815 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-JAH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Lagos-Bebi
MSN:
UE-322
YOM:
1998
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

The crew was performing a positionning flight from Lagos to Bebi to pick up a delegation of the Cross River's governement. During flight, the aircraft disappeared from radar screens and crashed near Besi village. All three crew members were killed. The debris were later found on August 30, 2008.