Crash of a Douglas A-26 Invader in Grande Prairie

Date & Time: Jun 29, 2000 at 2219 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-EZX
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Loon River-Lac La Biche-Grand Prairie
MSN:
18807
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Douglas B-26B Invader in Bogotá

Date & Time: Sep 21, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-1247P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Bogotá - Bogotá
MSN:
27829
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
One pilot and one engineer took off from Bogotá-El Dorado Airport on a post maintenance check flight. After takeoff, while completing a left turn, the pilot lost control of the airplane that crashed near residential area in Bogotá. Fortunately, both occupants were rescued and no one on ground was injured.

Crash of a Douglas B-26C Invader near Cimarron: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 26, 1988 at 1715 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N4813E
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Goodland - Phoenix
MSN:
29243
YOM:
1944
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
1086
Circumstances:
The pilot received a weather briefing before takeoff, but did not file a flight plan. During the flight, the aircraft (Douglas A-26C, N4813E) crashed in mountainous terrain at an elevation of about 11,200 feet near Baldy Mountain. Scouting personnel, who were camped in the vicinity, reported the weather was poor with a low ceiling, restricted visibility, rain and hail. An examination of the crash site revealed the aircraft impacted in a steep, right wing low, nose low attitude. Much of the wreckage collapsed into the impact crater. The degree of destruction was consistent with a high speed impact. Chordwise scratch marks were found on the prop blades. Several tree branches and limbs at the crash site had smooth cuts. The pilot was type rated in the A-26, but his certificate had a limitation that restricted him to flying it in 'VFR only.' Neither the pilot nor the rated passenger held an instrument rating. The rated passenger did not have a type rating in the A-26, but the pilot possessed a waiver to fly N4813E as a single pilot airplane. Both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Occurrence #1: in flight encounter with weather
Phase of operation: cruise - normal
Findings
1. (f) light condition - dusk
2. (f) visual/aural perception - pilot in command
3. (f) terrain condition - high terrain
4. (f) weather condition - low ceiling
5. (f) weather condition - fog
6. (f) weather condition - rain
7. (f) weather condition - hail
8. (f) weather condition - obscuration
9. (c) vfr flight into imc - continued - pilot in command
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Occurrence #2: loss of control - in flight
Phase of operation: cruise
Findings
10. (c) aircraft control - not maintained - pilot in command
11. (c) spatial disorientation - pilot in command
12. (f) lack of total instrument time - pilot in command
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Occurrence #3: in flight collision with terrain/water
Phase of operation: descent - uncontrolled
Findings
13. (f) terrain condition - mountainous/hilly
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas TB-26B Invader in Paris

Date & Time: Aug 17, 1985 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N190M
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paris - Fargo
MSN:
27435
YOM:
1944
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
9485
Captain / Total hours on type:
1050.00
Circumstances:
The aircraft had not flown for two years and was being checked out for a ferry flight to the USAF Air Museum in Fargo, ND. During initial climb from Cox Field at Paris, TX, the left engine lost total power and the right engine lost partial power. An off airport forced landing was attempted, however, the aircraft impacted the terrain and trees. The reason for the power loss was not determined. Both pilots escaped with minor injuries.
Probable cause:
Occurrence #1: loss of engine power
Phase of operation: takeoff - initial climb
Findings
1. (c) reason for occurrence undetermined
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Occurrence #2: forced landing
Phase of operation: descent - emergency
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Occurrence #3: in flight collision with object
Phase of operation: descent - emergency
Findings
2. (f) object - tree(s)
3. (f) airport/facilities - none suitable
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Occurrence #4: in flight collision with terrain/water
Phase of operation: descent - uncontrolled
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas A-26B Invader in Lawton

Date & Time: Mar 17, 1985 at 1635 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N142ER
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ada - Frederick
MSN:
6928
YOM:
1941
Location:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5395
Captain / Total hours on type:
158.00
Circumstances:
An intermittent fire in the left engine accessory section led to loss of fuel to the engine. The right engine ingested water and quit. The landing gear had been left pinned in the down position because of a malfunction reported on the previous flight. Neither propeller was feathered, but the resulting high rate of descent led to a forced landing before the left tank blew up and the wing burned off. The aircraft was destroyed by fire after all three occupants escaped without serious injury. The aircraft was being ferried to another facility for restoration.
Probable cause:
Occurrence #1: miscellaneous/other
Phase of operation: standing - pre-flight
Findings
1. (c) maintenance, inspection - inadequate - company maintenance personnel
2. (f) preflight planning/preparation - inadequate - pilot in command
3. (f) operation with known deficiencies in equipment - intentional - pilot in command
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Occurrence #2: fire
Phase of operation: cruise - normal
Findings
4. (c) accessory drive assy - fire
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Occurrence #3: loss of engine power (total) - nonmechanical
Phase of operation: descent - emergency
Findings
5. (c) fluid,fuel - water
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Occurrence #4: forced landing
Phase of operation: descent - emergency
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Occurrence #5: forced landing
Phase of operation: landing
Findings
6. Engine assembly - fire
7. Nacelle/pylon - fire
8. Wing - fire
9. Horizontal stabilizer surface - fire
10. Landing gear - overload
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas B-26 Invader in Morley: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 1984
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FFIM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
28496
YOM:
1944
Flight number:
Tanker 5
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While on a fire fighting mission, the left wing detached in flight and the aircraft crashed, bursting into flames. Sole on board, the pilot was killed. It is believed that the wing detached following a structural failure.