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Crash of a Beechcraft King Air C90 near Sanford: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 8, 2017 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N19LW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sanford - Sanford
MSN:
LJ-991
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
CONN900
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Sanford Airport at 0753LT with two Chinese passengers and one pilot (1st officer by Silver Airways) on a 3,5 hours flight over south Georgia and back. While approaching Sanford Airfield from the east, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed into Lake Harney located 10 miles east of the airport. The aircraft was lost and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft E18 in Mabie: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 6, 1997 at 0021 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N54BT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sanford-Detroit
MSN:
BA-056
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2000
Captain / Total hours on type:
30.00
Aircraft flight hours:
11196

Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 65 in Orlando: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 1992 at 0739 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N555GC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sanford-Orlando
MSN:
LC-164
YOM:
1965
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
8269
Captain / Total hours on type:
40.00
Aircraft flight hours:
3700

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in Sanford: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 11, 1988 at 2212 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N6771Y
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Atlanta-Sanford
MSN:
425-0019
YOM:
1981
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
8750

Crash of a Learjet 25B in Sanford: 5 killed

Date & Time: Sep 8, 1977 at 2020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N999HG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sanford - Flint
MSN:
25-178
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
9364
Aircraft flight hours:
700
Circumstances:
About 2020 EST, on September 8, 1977, Champion Home Builders Company, Gates Learjet 25B, N999HG, crashed shortly after takeoff at Sanford, North Carolina. All five persons aboard were killed, and the aircraft was destroyed. The aircraft departed Sanford Airport about 2018 EST, for a flight to Flint, Michigan. In accordance with departure instructions from Fayetteville departure control, the flight was about 3 mi west of the airport, climbing through 3,000 ft, on a heading of 270°, when it disappeared from radar. There were no distress calls, but several witnesses west of the airport saw the aircraft on fire below the 600 feet suddenly dove to the ground. People in the immediate vicinity reported that the overcast ceiling. The flight completed a right turn to a northeasterly heading and aircraft was on fire before it crashed.
Probable cause:
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was one or more low-order explosions in the aircraft's aft fuselage determine conclusively the fuel and ignition sources of the initial explosion; which resulted in a fire and loss of control capability. The Safety Board could not however, gases from the aircraft's batteries or fuel leakage from fuel system components, or both, could have been present in the area of the initial explosion.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-65-DL near Sanford: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 29, 1944 at 0235 LT
Operator:
Registration:
42-100493
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Fayetteville - Raleigh - Greensboro
MSN:
18956
YOM:
1943
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a night training exercise to Greensboro with an intermediate stop in Raleigh-Durham. The aircraft left Fayetteville-Pope AFB at the end of the evening and while cruising at an altitude of some 5,000 feet, the electrical system suffered technical problems while an auxiliary generator failed. The Pitot tube deicing system failed as well, so the parameters transmitted to the airspeed indicator were erroneous. In such situation, crew decided to return to Fayetteville and while flying across the last cloud layer, the crew did not realize his altitude was insufficient due to poor visibility. The aircraft hit a mountain slope and was totally wrecked some 14 km west of Sanford. Both crew members were killed.
Crew:
Theodore Cole 1.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.60X Moth in Sanford: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 24, 1933
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
G-CAKB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
449
YOM:
1928
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While cruising at low altitude, the single engine aircraft stalled and crashed in an open field. The passenger was killed while the pilot was injured.