Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 in Machiques: 160 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2005 at 0300 LT
Operator: West Caribbean Airways (35618)">
Registration:
HK-4374X
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Panama City - Fort-de-France
MSN:
49484
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
YH708
Location: Machiques (22516)"> Zulia (16575)">
Country: Venezuela (13471)">
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
152
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
160
Aircraft flight hours:
49494
Aircraft flight cycles:
24312
Circumstances:
While flying over western province of Zulia, Venezuela, crew reported engine problem. He tried to divert to Caracas but the remaining engine also failed few minutes later. The aircraft crashed in a mountainous terrain in the Sierra de Perija, killing all 160 people on board. It is the worst accident involving a MD-82 at this date. Both engines stopped due to icing. All 160 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Transall C-160 in Fort-de-France

Date & Time: May 6, 2004 at 1358 LT
Type of aircraft: Transall C-160 (29638)">
Registration:
R100
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fort-de-France-Fort-de-France
MSN:
100
YOM:
1970
Location: Fort-de-France (19955)"> Martinique (15215)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4306
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2564
Aircraft flight hours:
18530
Circumstances:
Shortly after engine start up, while taxiing, an explosion occurred in the left wing (left fuel tank). Crew evacuated the aircraft and was not injured. Fire bomber extinguished the fire within three minutes but aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Casa-Nurtanio CN235 in France: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 17, 2003 at 1035 LT
Registration:
F-RAIA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Toulouse - Toulouse
MSN:
C-043
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
COTAM1492
Location: France (19970)"> All France (13632)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
3053
Captain / Total hours on type:
2683.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1319
Copilot / Total hours on type:
924
Aircraft flight hours:
4925

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Cheyenne in France: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 9, 2000 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft: Piper PA-31 Cheyenne (30212)">
Operator: Private French (32345)">
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Location: France (19970)"> All France (13632)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Fort-de-France: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 17, 1994 at 2145 LT
Registration:
8P-TAD
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bridgetown-Fort-de-France
MSN:
2152
YOM:
1983
Location: Fort-de-France (19955)"> Martinique (15215)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in France: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 1993 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 208 Caravan (29729)">
Registration:
N7037D
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Toussus-le-Noble-Cannes
MSN:
208-0332
YOM:
1993
Location: France (19970)"> All France (13632)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total hours on type:
150.00
Aircraft flight hours:
50

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter in France: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 29, 1989 at 1200 LT
Registration:
F-BTCH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
La Ferté Gaucher-La Ferté Gaucher
MSN:
531
YOM:
1962
Location: France (19970)"> All France (13632)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
9248