Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Marquise in Sioux Falls: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2020 at 0415 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N44MX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Everett – Huron
MSN:
1526
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
MDS44
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot departed Everett-Payne Field in the evening of June 6 on a cargo service to Huron, SD. En route, he was informed about the presence of thunderstorms in the Huron area and decided to divert to Sioux Falls Airport where he landed at 0140LT. Awaiting weather improvement, he left Sioux Falls around 0415LT to resume his flight to Huron. Upon takeoff, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances and was destroyed. The pilot was killed.

Crash of a Quest Kodiak 100 off Sentani: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 12, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-MEC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jayapura - Mamit
MSN:
100-0026
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Jayapura-Sentani Airport, while climbing, the pilot sent a brief mayday message when he lost control of the airplane that crashed in Sentani Lake, two minutes after takeoff. The wreckage was found at a depth of 13 meters and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-120RT Brasília in Bardale: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 2020 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-AXO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mogadiscio – Baidoa – Bardale
MSN:
120-259
YOM:
1992
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
On approach to Bardale Airstrip, the twin engine aircraft struck the ground and crashed 5 km from the airport, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all five occupants were killed. The crew was enroute from Mogadiscio to Bardale with an en route stop in Baidao, carrying medical supplies and mosquito nets.
Probable cause:
When the aircraft was arriving at Bardale FOB, the usual direction is east-west, but the aircraft was flying from west-east to land over the base camp. Even though the troops did not shoot it down, the aircraft crashed on the ground and was apparently not ready not land. The troops concluded that the aircraft was suspected to be a suicide and trying to find the target to make suicide in the base camp because of the movement of the aircraft. Due to lack of communication and awareness, the aircraft was shot down and all five occupants (3 Kenyan and 2 Somali citizens) died. The incident was performed by a non-AMISOM troops of Ethiopia, which will require mutual collaborative investigation team from Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya for determine the truth.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster in La Crosse: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 17, 2020 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N279PM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Wichita - Hays
MSN:
208B-0623
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
PMS1670
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Wichita-Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport at 0752LT on a cargo service to Hays, KS. En route, weather conditions deteriorated at destination with a visibility down to 800 meters. The pilot completed two circuits over the area then decided to divert to Great Bend Airport. While flying in the region of La Crosse, the aircraft went out of control and crashed under unknown circumstances in a wheatfield. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan off Eureka

Date & Time: Feb 6, 2020 at 0655 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N24MG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sacramento – Eureka
MSN:
208B-0850
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
BXR1966
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was performing a cargo flight from Sacramento-Mather. On approach to Eureka-Murray Field, he encountered poor visibility due to fog when the single engine airplane crashed in the Arcata Bay, few miles offshore, and came to rest upside down. The pilot, uninjured, was rescued by USCG.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Victoria: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 9, 2019 at 2010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4602B
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Victoria – Houston
MSN:
208B-0140
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
MRA679
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane, en route to Houston-George W. Bush Intl Airport, crashed in unknown circumstances shortly after takeoff from Victoria Airport, Texas. The wreckage was found in a wooded area and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP near Bor

Date & Time: Oct 27, 2019 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YI-BYO
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Walgak - Juba
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was returning from Walgak to Juba on a cargo flight, carrying two passengers and two crew members. En route, weather conditions worsened and the crew decided to perform an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in the bush about 12 km south from Bor Airport and came to rest with its right wing partially torn off and the cockpit severely damaged. All four occupants were injured and transferred to local hospital.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3C off Nassau

Date & Time: Oct 18, 2019 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N437GB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Miami - Nassau
MSN:
19999
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following a uneventful cargo flight from Miami-Opa Locka Airport, the crew started the approach to Nassau-Lynden Pindling Airport. On final, the left engine failed for unknown reasons. The crew ditched the airplane about 2,5 nm short of runway 14 threshold. Royal Bahamian Defense Force were able to rescue both pilots reported to be in good health. The aircraft became submerged. Weather conditions at the time were visual meteorological conditions.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12BK in Lviv: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2019 at 0648 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-CAH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Vigo - Lviv
MSN:
8345604
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
UKL4050
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The four engine airplane departed Vigo Airport, Spain, at 2330LT on the evening of October 3. Following an uneventful flight, the crew initiated the descent to Lviv-Danylo Halytsky Airport when he encountered marginal weather conditions with limited visibility due to fog. On final approach to runway 31, the crew failed to realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck the ground and crashed in bushes located about 1,500 meters short of runway threshold. Five crew members were killed while three others were injured. At the time of the accident, the horizontal visibility was about 800 meters in fog with a vertical visibility of 200 feet.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 400 near Kampung Mamontoga: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 18, 2019 at 1100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-CBC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Timika - Ilaga
MSN:
950
YOM:
2016
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Timika Airport at 1036LT on a cargo flight to Ilaga, carrying one passenger, a crew of four and a load of 1,7 ton of rice. At 1054LT, the crew gave his ETA at Ilaga Airport when the contact was lost about six minutes later. As the airplane failed to arrive at destination, SAR operations were initiated. The wreckage was found four days later in a mountainous terrain, at an altitude of 4,115 meters, about 10 km from Kampung Mamontoga. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all four occupants were killed.