Crash of a Piper PA-31-325 Navajo C/R in Sumter

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2020 at 1037 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GXKS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
31-7512038
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing near Sumter for unknown reasons. The twin engine airplane was engaged in a mineral expiration for the United States Geological Survey, a scientific agency of the federal government. Both occupants were transported to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo in Bogotá: 4 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 2020 at 1544 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4686
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá – Villagarzón
MSN:
31-344
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine airplane lost height and crashed near a wooded area, bursting into flames. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo near Limoges

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-HGPS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Limoges - Limoges
MSN:
31-245
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane, owned by the French Company IMAO specialized in aerial photo missions departed Limoges-Bellegarde Airport at 1030LT with one pilot (the Director of the Company, aged 58) and a female engineer. The crew successfully completed a mapping mission over the region of Ussel, Corrèze, and was returning to Limoges Airport when, on final approach, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing due to fuel exhaustion. The airplane struck tree tops then stalled and crashed in a field located near Verneuil-sur-Vienne, some 5 km west of the airfield. Both occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo C near Kananaskis: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2018 at 1330 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FNCI
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Penticton - Calgary
MSN:
31-8112007
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Penticton Airport on a survey flight to Calgary. En route, in unknown circumstances, it struck the rocky slope of a mountain located in the Rae Glacier, near Kananaskis. Both occupants, a pilot and a technician, were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B in the Rio Jamanxim: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 27, 2018 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-IIU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Guarantã do Norte – Apuí
MSN:
31-852
YOM:
1972
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Guarantã do Norte Airport, Mato Grosso, on a private flight to Apuí, Amazonas. En route, both passengers fighted in the cabin and one of them was killed. The pilot was apparently able to kill the assassin and later decided to attempt an emergency landing. He ditched the aircraft in the Rio Jamanxim. The pilot was later arrested but no drugs, no weapons, no ammunition as well a both passengers bodies were not found. Apparently, the goal of the flight was illegal but Brazilian Authorities were unable to prove it.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B in Ampangabe: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jun 18, 2018 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5R-MKF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Antananarivo - Antananarivo
MSN:
31-756
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
About five minutes after takeoff from Antananarivo-Ivato Airport, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located in Ampangabe, some 10 km southwest of the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all five occupants were killed. They were engaged in a training flight with one instructor and two pilots under instruction on board.
Crew:
Claude Albert Ranaivoarison, pilot.
Passengers:
Eddie Charles Razafindrakoto, General of the Madagascar Air Force,
Andy Razafindrakoto, son of the General,
Kevin Razafimanantsoa, pilot trainee,
Mamy Tahiana Andrianarijaona, pilot trainee.