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Crash of a Beechcraft 350i Super King Air in Addison: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jun 30, 2019 at 0911 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N511EF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Addison – Saint Petersburg
MSN:
FL-1091
YOM:
2017
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 15/33 at Addison Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed in flames onto a hangar located by the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 10 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft B60 Duke near Ferris

Date & Time: Mar 1, 2018 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N77MM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Addison – Mexia
MSN:
P-587
YOM:
1982
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6400
Captain / Total hours on type:
2200.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2210
Circumstances:
The pilot in the multi-engine, retractable landing gear airplane reported that, during an instrument flight rules cross-country flight, about 5,000 ft above mean sea level, the left engine surged several times and he performed an emergency engine shutdown. Shortly afterward, the right engine lost power. During the emergency descent, the airplane struck treetops, and landed hard in a field with the landing gear retracted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the engine mounts, and the lower fuselage. The pilot reported that he had requested 200 gallons of fuel from his home airport fixed base operator, but they did not fuel the airplane. The pilot did not check the fuel quantity during his preflight inspection. According to the Federal Aviation Administration Airplane Flying Handbook, Chapter 2, page 2-7, pilots must always positively confirm the fuel quantity by visually inspecting the fuel level in each tank. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable cause:
The pilot's improper preflight inspection of the fuel level, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to lower the landing gear before the emergency landing.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 90 in Nacogdoches

Date & Time: Jan 11, 1991 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N311DS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nacogdoches-Addison
MSN:
LA-0041
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6689
Captain / Total hours on type:
56.00
Aircraft flight hours:
3262

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 520 in Addison

Date & Time: Jul 27, 1987 at 1101 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N4164B
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Addison - Addison
MSN:
520-69
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
1176
Captain / Total hours on type:
206.00

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Addison: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 19, 1986 at 1150 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N6VR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Addison - Atlanta
MSN:
421-0027
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
750

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Addison: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 18, 1984 at 1452 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N121BT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Addison - Naples
MSN:
421-0806
YOM:
1974
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1620

Crash of a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I in Addison

Date & Time: Jul 11, 1975 at 2355 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N71CR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cedar Rapids - Addison
MSN:
163
YOM:
1965
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
10705
Captain / Total hours on type:
6982.00
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Cedar Rapids, the crew started the descent to Addison by night. On short final, he encountered heavy rain falls and the pilot initiated a go-around when the airplane descended and crashed onto the runway. All nine occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
On short final, the airplane encountered windshear and sudden windshift and crashed onto the runway.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon in Addison

Date & Time: Apr 28, 1975 at 1534 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N230Z
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Addison - Addison
MSN:
15-1603
YOM:
1945
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2178
Captain / Total hours on type:
199.00
Circumstances:
Following a fire control mission, the crew was returning to Addison Airport. On final approach, a malfunction on the left engine forced the crew to feather its propeller when control was lost. The airplane banked left and crashed about 300 yards short of runway threshold. Both pilots were injured while the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Stalled on final approach after the crew failed to follow the approved procedures and failed to maintain flying speed. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Poorly planned approach,
- The pilot feathered the left propeller due to low level engine oil, proved to be erroneous.
Final Report:

Crash of a Carstedt CJ600F Jetliner in Addison

Date & Time: Jan 17, 1975 at 0229 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N1200H
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Memphis - Addison
MSN:
04448
YOM:
1955
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3800
Captain / Total hours on type:
200.00
Circumstances:
During a night approach to Addison Airport, the twin engine airplane descended below the minimum descent altitude when it struck power cables at 36 feet agl then crashed 1,5 mile short of runway threshold. Both pilots were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Improper IFR operation on part of the crew. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Improper in-flight decisions,
- Low ceiling,
- Fog,
- Instruments misread or failed to read,
- Weather below minimums.
Final Report: