Crash of a Canadair CL-601-3A Challenger in Chino

Date & Time: Jun 13, 2013 at 1817 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N613SB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chino - Chino
MSN:
5088
YOM:
1991
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Two technicians were performing engine run tests on apron at Chino Airport. While facing a hangar, aircraft jumped the chocks and collided with the metallic door of the hangar before coming to rest half inside. Both occupants were uninjured but aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
No investigation has been conducted by the NTSB.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 680 in Perris: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 20, 2010 at 1000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N316KW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Palm Springs - Chino
MSN:
680-1753-146
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
33000
Aircraft flight hours:
2278
Circumstances:
The pilot departed the airport mid-morning to fly to his home airport, 63 miles to the northwest. Weather conditions at the departureb airport were visual flight rules (VFR), the weather at the destination airport was not reported, and the weather conditions en-route were marginal VFR. The global positioning system (GPS) track for the flight indicated that the airplane departed from the airport and headed west along a highway corridor flying approximately 1,000 feet above ground level (agl) through a mountain pass. For the majority of the flight, the airplane maintained altitudes between 900 feet and 1,200 feet agl. Twenty-nine minutes after takeoff, the airplane’s GPS track turned southwest away from an area of concentrated precipitation and directly towards an isolated mountain peak that rose approximately 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. The pilot contacted the local air traffic control facility, reported his position and requested traffic advisories through the local airspace to his destination airport. About 6 minutes later, the pilot stated that he was having difficulty maintaining VFR and asked for an instrument flight rules (IFR)clearance. At the same time, the GPS track showed that the airplane came within 50 feet of the mountainous terrain. No further transmissions from the pilot were received. The final GPS position was recorded 1 minute later, at 500 feet agl and approximately half a mile from the crash site. The terrain rapidly ascended in this area and intersected the airplane's flight path over the remaining 1/2 mile. An airport located about 4 miles from the accident site and in an area of flat terrain 1,000 feet below the isolated mountain top, recorded weather at the time of the accident as few clouds at 900 feet agl, overcast clouds at 1,500 feet agl, and a variable ceiling between 1,200 and 1,800 feet agl, in drizzle. Weather radar images at the time of the accident depicted precipitation at the elevation and location of the accident site, indicating probable mountain obscuration.
Probable cause:
The pilot’s decision to continue visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in an in-flight collision with mountainous terrain.
Final Report:

Crash of a Pilatus PC-12 in Hayden: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 11, 2009 at 0942 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N604WP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hayden-Chino
MSN:
0604
YOM:
2004
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The single engine aircraft crashed shortly after take off in snowy conditions. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 100 in Chino: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 6, 2007 at 0918 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N30GC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chino - Visalia
MSN:
B-177
YOM:
1973
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
3136
Aircraft flight hours:
11849

Crash of a Learjet 24 in Helendale: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 23, 2003 at 0913 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N600XJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Chino-Hailey
MSN:
24-190
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
11783
Captain / Total hours on type:
7900.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
250
Copilot / Total hours on type:
24
Aircraft flight hours:
9438
Circumstances:
While cruising at 24,000 feet, the crew declared an emergency and tried to return to Chino Airport. The aircraft nose down and crashed in the Mojave Desert.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226T Merlin in California

Date & Time: Sep 18, 1995 at 0624 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N693PG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Apple Valley-Chino
MSN:
T-207
YOM:
1970
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3282
Captain / Total hours on type:
346.00
Aircraft flight hours:
5218

Crash of a Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor into Lake Elsinore: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 11, 1978 at 1505 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N63H
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lake Elsinore - Chino
MSN:
AF-344
YOM:
1953
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1800
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Lake Elsinore-Skylark Field, while climbing, the airplane suffered an engine failure. It lost height and crashed into Lake Elsinore, few hundred yards offshore. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.
Probable cause:
Stall and crash during initial climb following an engine failure for undetermined reasons and because the pilot failed to follow approved procedures.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas A-26A Invader in Chino

Date & Time: Feb 9, 1978 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N99218
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mojave - Chino
MSN:
18796
YOM:
1943
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
10000
Captain / Total hours on type:
1200.00
Circumstances:
On final approach to Chino Airport, the crew lost control of the airplane that crashed short of runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and both pilots were seriously injured. They were completing a ferry flight from Mojave.
Probable cause:
Loss of control on final approach after the n°2 propeller went into reverse thrust for undetermined reasons. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Thrust reversal unwanted,
- Material failure.
Final Report: