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Crash of a Cessna 414 Chancellor in North Palm Beach

Date & Time: Oct 8, 2020 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N8132Q
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
North Palm Beach - Claxton
MSN:
414-0032
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taking off from runway 14 at North Palm Beach County Airport, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a pond. All seven occupants were injured, some seriously. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian in Lake Elmo

Date & Time: Oct 2, 2020 at 1514 LT
Registration:
N62ZM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lake Elmo - Mesquite
MSN:
46-97087
YOM:
2001
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Lake Elmo Airport, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and attempted an emergency landing. The single engine aircraft crash landed in a cornfield located west of the airfield, lost its left wing and came to rest. Both occupants were injured.

Crash of a Socata TBM-850 in Corfu: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 2, 2020 at 1145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N965DM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manchester - Buffalo
MSN:
527
YOM:
2009
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
En route from Manchester, NH to Buffalo, NY, the single engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a wooded area located near Corfu, NY. The aircraft disintegrated on impact, causing a large cratere. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Hilltop Lakes: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 2020 at 1049 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N236KM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Horseshoe Bay – Natchitoches
MSN:
46-8508014
YOM:
1985
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
En route from Horseshoe Bay to Natchitoches, the pilot reported engine problems and was cleared to divert to Hilltop Lakes Airport. On approach, the aircraft crashed in a field located few miles from runway 17 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and all four occupants were killed.

Crash of a North American TB-25N Mitchell in Stockton

Date & Time: Sep 19, 2020 at 1930 LT
Registration:
N7946C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
108-33263
YOM:
1944
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed Chino on a private flight. En route, he encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in an open field located west of Stockton, lost its undercarriage and both engines before coming to rest. All three occupants escaped with minor injuries.

Crash of a Grumman E-2C Hawkeye in Wallops Island

Date & Time: Aug 31, 2020 at 1550 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
166503
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Norfolk-Chambers Field - Norfolk-Chambers Field
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft, assigned to Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 120 Fleet Replacement Squadron, departed Norfolk-Chambers Field NAS on a training flight. In the afternoon, the crew encountered an unexpected situation, abandoned the aircraft and bailed out. Out of control, the aircraft entered a dive and crashed in a field located near Wallops Island. All four occupants parachuted to safety while the aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.

Crash of a Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander in Pembroke Park: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 28, 2020 at 0900 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N900DT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Pompano Beach – North Perry
MSN:
500-3056
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While descending to North Perry Airport on a flight from Pompano Beach, the twin engine aircraft struck the facade of a public storage facility building and crashed in a parking lot located in an industrial estate in Pembroke Park. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Rockford: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 20, 2020 at 1540 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N198DM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
BB-1198
YOM:
1984
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 01 at Rockford-Greater Rockford Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft rolled to the left and crashed in flames about 570 feet to the left of the main runway, about 3'600 feet from the runway threshold. The aircraft was totally destroyed by fire and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-325 Navajo C/R in Sumter

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2020 at 1037 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GXKS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
31-7512038
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing near Sumter for unknown reasons. The twin engine airplane was engaged in a mineral expiration for the United States Geological Survey, a scientific agency of the federal government. Both occupants were transported to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Soldotna: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2020 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4982U
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
904
YOM:
1956
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Soldotna, while cruising at a relative low height, the single engine aircraft collided with a private Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser registered N2587M. Both aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in a wooded area located about two miles northeast of Soldotna Airport. All six people on board the Beaver and the pilot on board the Piper were killed.