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Crash of a Piper PA-60-602P Aerostar (Ted Smith 600) in Greenville: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 30, 2018 at 1055 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-GRRS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pembroke – Charlottetown
MSN:
60-8265-026
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While overflying Maine on a flight from Pembroke to Charlottetown, the pilot contacted ATC and reported engine problems. He was vectored to Greenville Airport for an emergency landing when, on final approach, the airplane crashed in a prairie located few miles from the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and all three occupants were killed. It is believed the engine lost power in flight for undetermined reason.

Crash of a Cessna 402B in Greenville: 6 killed

Date & Time: May 11, 1973 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N2985Q
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Concord - Greenville
MSN:
402B-0242
YOM:
1972
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
4471
Captain / Total hours on type:
290.00
Circumstances:
The crew started the descent to Greenville Airport in poor weather conditions with fog and limited visibility. On final approach, the pilot-in-command passed below the glide and below the MDA fixed at 2,200 feet, probably to establish a visual contact with the ground. While descending to an altitude of 1,400 feet, the twin engine airplane struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located few miles short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed and all six occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Improper IFR operation on part of the crew. The following factors were reported:
- High obstructions,
- Low ceiling, fog,
- Descended below MDA at 2,200 feet,
- Hit trees at 1,400 feet,
- Witnesses reported hillside was in fog about halfway up.
Final Report:

Crash of a Grumman G-21A Goose in Greenville: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 30, 1971 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N101LH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Greenville - Greenville
MSN:
1136
YOM:
1942
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1759
Captain / Total hours on type:
6.00
Circumstances:
45 minutes after takeoff from Greenville Airport, while conducting local practice, both engines failed simultaneously. The aircraft lost height and crashed in an uninhabited area. The passenger was killed and the pilot was seriously injured. The pilot recently purchased the aircraft and was not familiar with.
Probable cause:
Both engines stopped in flight due to fuel starvation. The following factors were reported:
- Lack of familiarity with aircraft,
- Mismanagement of fuel,
- Inattentive to fuel supply,
- Fuel starvation,
- Failure of both engines,
- The aircraft was not refueled since purchase,
- Both engines operated from the right main tank.
Final Report: