Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 near Bajamar

Date & Time: Mar 22, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N990PA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
306-114
YOM:
1976
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in an isolated and uninhabited area located about 14 km east of Bajamar, Honduras. Probably engaged in an illegal mission (drug smuggling flight) as a pack of cocaine and a gun were found in the wreckage. Apparently, nobody was found as the crew disappeared.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60SC in San Diego: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2015 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N442RM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Diego - San Diego
MSN:
306-073
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
On final approach to San Diego-Brown Field Airport, the aircraft collided with a Cessna 172 that was carrying one pilot. Following the collision, both aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in a field located two miles northeast of the airport. All five people on both aircraft were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 in Cordoba, Argentina: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 16, 1998 at 2140 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-WPO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Salta-Tucuman-Cordoba
MSN:
306-3
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 in Phoenix

Date & Time: Nov 7, 1992 at 2226 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N169RF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Salina-Phoenix
MSN:
306-45
YOM:
1969
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8456
Captain / Total hours on type:
961.00
Aircraft flight hours:
9366

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 in Chihuahua: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 10, 1991 at 1625 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-RNR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Torreón-Chihuahua
MSN:
306-49
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 in Lancaster: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 27, 1974 at 2005 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N920G
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Denver - Lancaster
MSN:
306-74
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
15105
Captain / Total hours on type:
367.00
Circumstances:
While on a night approach to Lancaster-Fairfield County Airport, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located few miles short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and all three crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Improper IFR operation on part of the crew who disregard of good operating practice. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning,
- High obstructions,
- Non-standard approach in night-instrument conditions,
- Flew into mountain.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 65 in Montrose: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 1973 at 1635 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N743R
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Los Angeles - Montrose - Denver
MSN:
306-11
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
10000
Captain / Total hours on type:
84.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2372
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Montrose Airport, while climbing to an altitude of 1,000 feet, the airplane banked left to an angle of 55° then stalled and crashed in a huge explosion. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control during initial climb after the left engine thrust reverser deployed. The following factors were reported:
- Improper operations of powerplant,
- The pilot-in-command failed to follow the approved procedures,
- Improper emergency procedures,
- Unwanted thrust reversal,
- Continued operations of left engine at climb power after unwanted in-flight deployment of the left engine thrust reverser.
Final Report: