Crash of a Boeing 747-412F in Halifax

Date & Time: Nov 7, 2018 at 0505 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-400 (29814)">
Operator: Skylease Cargo (39489)">
Registration:
N908AR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chicago – Halifax
MSN:
28026/1105
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
GG4854
Country: Canada (13435)">
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a flight from Chicago-O'Hare to Halifax with no passengers nor any cargo on board. There was a strong westerly wind gusting at 18 knots, which would be approximately 33 mph. It was raining at the time of the occurrence. In more technical terms, according to METAR issued 7 minutes before arrival, the winds were 250 degrees, 11 gusting 18 knots. The ceiling was 1,200 feet above ground and visibility was 8 miles. After touchdown on runway 14 (7,700 feet/2,347 meters), the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance and overran. It struck a localizer antenna during the overrun and lost its undercarriage as well as both engines n°2 & 3 before coming to rest 695 feet (210 meters) past the runway end. A small post-impact fire originated from the detached n°2 engine which was lodged under the tail of the aircraft and the fuselage was bent just after the wings. All four crew members suffered minor injuries.

Crash of a Dassault Falcon 20D in San Luis Potosí

Date & Time: Aug 7, 2018 at 0110 LT
Type of aircraft: Dassault Falcon 20 (29736)">
Operator: Alliance Air Charter (41451)">
Registration:
N961AA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santiago de Querétaro - Laredo
MSN:
205
YOM:
1969
Country: Mexico (13439)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On a cargo flight from Santiago de Querétaro to Laredo Texas with automotive parts on board, the crew encountered engine problems and was cleared to divert to San Luis Potosí-Ponciano Arriaga Airport for an emergency landing. While approaching by night, the crew was forced to make an emergency landing. The airplane struck the ground, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in an agricultural area located in Peñasco, about 6 km northeast of runway 14 threshold. The left wing was bent and partially torn off. Both crew members were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Simikot: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 16, 2018 at 0645 LT
Operator: Makalu Air (41074)">
Registration:
9N-AJU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Surkhet – Simikot
MSN:
208B-0770
YOM:
1999
Location: Simikot (26244)"> Karnali (14885)">
Country: Nepal (13305)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Surkhet Airport at 0612LT on a cargo flight to Simikot. At 0627LT, the crew made his last radio transmission with Nepalgunj Tower. About 18 minutes later, while cruising by night at an altitude of 12,800 feet, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located near the Simikot Pass, some 12 km from Simikot Airport. The airplane disintegrated on impact and both crew members were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Sharara: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 2018 at 1225 LT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country: Libya (13353)">
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
National Oil Corporation confirms a C-130 aircraft chartered by Akakus Oil crashed during take-off, 2km from the Sharara oil field, after delivering 18 tonnes of catering and maintenance supplies. The crash occurred took at 12:25pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Firefighters and paramedics quickly rushed to the scene. The tragic incident resulted in the death of three crew members and the injury of one other who is being evacuated by air to receive medical treatment in Tripoli. The NOC Board of Directors cancelled all their commitments and are presently at Akakus headquarters meeting with local management and a number of emergency staff to follow up on this tragic incident. The circumstances of the crash are still being investigated. Mr. Fayez Al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council, was briefed on the developments of the incident, and expressed his solidarity with the families of the victims, ordering the preparation of a decree commemorating the deceased as martyrs. The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) was also briefed and offered its condolences to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. The plane in question is the property of the Libyan Air Force but was chartered by Akakus Oil, who operate the Sharara field. The company was forced to charter the aircraft due to road closures and the security situation on the ground stemming from a road blockade leading to the field.

Crash of a Beechcraft C99 in Hastings

Date & Time: Mar 16, 2018 at 0749 LT
Type of aircraft: Beechcraft 99 Airliner (29719)">
Operator: Ameriflight (31509)">
Registration:
N213AV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Omaha – Hastings
MSN:
U-213
YOM:
1983
Location: Hastings (40744)"> Nebraska (15397)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown on runway 04 at Hastings Airport, the crew encountered stability and control difficulties. The airplane went out of control, veered off runway to the right, lost its nose gear and came to rest in a grassy area. While both crew members were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The flight AMF1696 was a cargo trip from Omaha on behalf of UPS.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Ekimchan: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 7, 2017 at 0825 LT
Type of aircraft: PZL-Mielec AN-2 (30314)">
Operator: DalTransAero (40368)">
Registration:
RA-02305
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Ekimchan - Udskoye
MSN:
1G240-07
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
SHA9001
Location: Ekimchan (19526)"> Amur oblast (13804)">
Country: Russia (13292)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Ekimchan Airport, the single engine aircraft struck trees and crashed in flames in a wooded and snow covered area located near few houses. One of the pilots was killed while the second occupant was injured. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. According to preliminary report, the loss of control was caused by an engine failure during initial climb.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26-100 off Abidjan: 4 killed

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2017 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-26 (29626)">
Registration:
ER-AVB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
3204
YOM:
1975
Location: Abidjan (16611)"> Lagunes (15031)">
Country: Ivory Coast (13380)">
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Abidjan-Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport, while climbing in marginal weather conditions, the airplane stalled and crashed on a beach before coming to rest in shallow water. Six occupants were rescued while four crew members were killed, among them both pilots, all Moldovan citizens. The crew was performing a special cargo flight on behalf of the French Army, carrying materials intended to the 'Barkhane' anti-terrorist operation. Weather conditions were poor at the time of the accident with thunderstorm activity, rain falls and strong winds. It was also reported that the accident occurred during landing. Development will follow.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Goma

Date & Time: Sep 10, 2017 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-26 (29626)">
Operator: Serve Air Cargo (40315)">
Registration:
9S-AFL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goma – Bunia
MSN:
14003
YOM:
1985
Location: Goma (20210)"> Nord-Kivu (15447)">
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Goma Airport, while on a cargo flight to Bunia, the crew reported technical problems with the right engine and obtained the permission to return for an emergency landing. The crew landed long (about half down the runway) and after touchdown, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and while contacting lava ground, the right main gear and the nose gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest with its right wing bent and all four crew members evacuated safely.

Crash of an Antonov AN-74TK-100 in São Tomé

Date & Time: Jul 29, 2017 at 0910 LT
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-74 (29768)">
Operator: Cavok Air (38502)">
Registration:
UR-CKC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Tomé – Ghardaïa – Luxembourg – Stavanger
MSN:
36547095905
YOM:
1992
Location: São Tomé (25924)"> Água Grande (13512)">
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll on runway 29, a loud sound was heard on the right engine. The captain decided to abandon the takeoff procedure and started an emergency braking maneuver. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran, run down a ravine and came to a halt, broken in two. All six crew members were evacuated, five of them were injured, one seriously. The fuselage broke in two just prior to the wings and the left wing broke in two as well. It appears also that the thrust reverser on the left engine failed to deploy. It was reported that the crew was forced to abandon the takeoff procedure after the aircraft collided with a flock of birds that hit the right engine. It is believed the crew was on his way back to Stavanger via Ghardaia and Luxembourg but this must be confirmed.

Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A-26 Islander in Eteringbang: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 2017 at 1748 LT
Operator: Roraima Airways (40274)">
Registration:
8R-GRA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ekereku – Eteringbang
MSN:
3006
YOM:
1982
Location: Eteringbang (19710)"> Cuyuni-Mazaruni (41697)">
Country: Guyana (13472)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was performing a cargo flight from Ekereku to Eteringbang, carrying fuel for local miners. On final approach to the Eteringbang Airfield, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed nose first in a dense wooded area located 200 meters short of runway. The pilot Collin Martin was killed. He was the Chief Pilot of Roraima Airways since 2015.