Crash of a Piper PA-42-720 Cheyenne III in Sorocaba: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 31, 2017 at 1442 LT
Type of aircraft: Piper PA-42 Cheyenne (29721)">
Registration:
PP-EPB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manaus - Sorocaba
MSN:
42-8001035
YOM:
1980
Location: Sorocaba (26383)"> São Paulo (15960)">
Country: Brazil (13477)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a flight from Manaus to Sorocaba, apparently transferring the airplane for maintenance purposes. On final approach, the aircraft hit trees and crashed in a wooded area located few dozen yards from the runway 18 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-42-720 Cheyenne III off Grand Case: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2012 at 0240 LT
Type of aircraft: Piper PA-42 Cheyenne (29721)">
Registration:
F-GXES
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Grand Case - Fort-de-France
MSN:
42-8001043
YOM:
1980
Flight number:
TIF520
Location: Grand Case (20271)"> Saint-Martin (15897)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
3950
Captain / Total hours on type:
513.00
Aircraft flight hours:
7593
Aircraft flight cycles:
7830
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in an ambulance flight between Grand Case and Fort-de-France and was carrying a pilot, a nurse, a doctor and a patient, a Greek citizen in honeymoon in Saint Martin who suffered a heart attack. He normally should be transferred to Fort-de-France from Saint Martin-Princess Juliana Airport with another Operator but the aircraft suffered technical problem prior to departure and the patient was transferred to Grand Case Airport. Piper PA-42 left Grand Case-L'Espérance runway 12 at 02H39. One minute later, during initial climb, it lost height and crashed into the Caribbean Sea, some three NM off the airport, off Tintamarre Island. Around 1000LT in the morning, a wheel and some others debris were found floating in water and no trace of the four occupants was found. They were later considered as deceased.
Causes:
The French BEA said in its final report that no technical anomaly to affect significantly the performance of the airplane or its pitch control could be demonstrated. It appears that the pilot had consumed alcohol before the flight and was awake since 0630LT and did not sleep over 20 hours, which could affect his capabilities. In conclusion, the investigation did not determine the cause of the accident, but the following factors may have contributed:
- aircraft's operation with one pilot only,
- absence of regulation does not allow the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure the adequacy of the operational objectives of an operator and its capacity to maintain its activity. This failure could not ensure that the pilot was able to conduct the flight.
- the presence of a flight recorder would probably help to understand the circumstances of the accident with more precision. Important data failed to the investigation, which was not able to identify all possible measures to avoid a similar accident in the future.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-42 Cheyenne in Mercedes

Date & Time: Aug 13, 2010 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft: Piper PA-42 Cheyenne (29721)">
Registration:
LQ-BLU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mercedes - La Plata
MSN:
42-5527037
Country: Argentina (13480)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Takeoff run was abandoned by crew for unknown reasons. Aircraft overrun runway and came to rest with its undercarriage sheared off and left wing partially cut. All four passengers were slightly injured while the crew was unhurt. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Among passenger were Ricardo Casal, Minister for Justice & Security and Maria del Carmen Falbo, Attorney General.

Crash of a Piper PA-42 Cheyenne in Falkenstein: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 19, 2009 at 1240 LT
Type of aircraft: Piper PA-42 Cheyenne (29721)">
Operator: Heli-Flight (36484)">
Registration:
D-IDIA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Francfort-Reichelsheim
MSN:
42-5501055
YOM:
1989
Location: Falkenstein (19767)"> Saxony (15980)">
Country: Germany (13254)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

Few minutes after take off from Frankfurt-Main Airport, while climbing to cruise, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a wooded area located near Falkenstein, north of Frankfurt airport. The pilot, sole occupant, was killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-42 Cheyenne in Prescott: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 18, 2006 at 1347 LT
Type of aircraft: Piper PA-42 Cheyenne (29721)">
Operator: Flying Moose (35838)">
Registration:
N121CS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Prescott-Prescott
MSN:
42-8001032
YOM:
1981
Location: Prescott (24953)"> Arizona (13854)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
4363
Aircraft flight hours:
5317
Circumstances:

The PA-42 departed Prescott for a local flight with 4 pax and one pilot on board. The team has to perform a movie of the MiG-21 fighter aircraft. During flight, in unknown circumstances, the twin engine aircraft dived into the ground and burst into flames. All 5 occupants were killed.