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 Piper PA-31-310 Navajo near Schefferville: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 30, 2017 at 2015 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FQQB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Schefferville - Schefferville
MSN:
31-310
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was flying over the territory bordering the Caniapiscau River on a geological mission on behalf of Geo Data Solution (GDS), a subcontractor of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Canada, looking for metals in the soils. Following an uneventful flight, the crew was returning to Schefferville Airport when the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a snow covered field located north of the city. The wreckage was found few hours later and both occupants were killed. According to preliminary report, the left engine hit power cables that were found twisted around the left propeller.

Crash of a Piper PA-31P Navajo in Colombia: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 2014 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-GSVM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bucaramanga - Bucaramanga
MSN:
31-109
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a geodesic work mission over the Coromoro Region, Colombia. In flight, while cruising in poor weather conditions, aircraft hit a mountain slope at an altitude of some 4,500 meters and was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. Debris were found a day later some 50 miles south of Bucaramanga and both occupants (Peter Moore, co-founder of Oracle Geoscience International and Neville Ribeiro, pilot) were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in the Laptev Sea

Date & Time: Apr 24, 1987 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-62566
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G176-35
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Chokurdakh Airport with four scientists and a crew of five on board. The goal of the mission was to locate landing zones in the Arctic region and Laptev Sea. After landing on a drifting icy floe, the skis went through the ice and the aircraft came to rest. All nine occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft sank and was lost.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Arctic

Date & Time: Apr 10, 1986
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-07647
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G157-32
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was engaged in a special flight to Artica, carrying four scientists and five crew members. Following an uneventful flight in good weather conditions, the crew selected a landing area on the ice. After touchdown, the right ski went through the ice and the aircraft came to a halt. All nine occupants deplaned when the aircraft sank and was lost.
Probable cause:
The crew selected an unsuitable area for landing according to procedures as the ice was to thin.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in Tadebyayakha

Date & Time: May 21, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-04326
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1127 473 20
YOM:
1959
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was engaged in an oil exploration expedition, carrying two pilots and 20 geologists and scientists. After takeoff, the aircraft encountered difficulties to gain height, stalled and crashed in a snow covered field. All 22 occupants were rescued and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the total weight of the aircraft at the time of the accident was 831 kilos above MTOW while the CofG was 6,8% aft the limit.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2T in Soczewka

Date & Time: May 17, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SP-DNR
Flight Phase:
MSN:
1G155-13
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. Occupants fate unknown.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14FK off Saaremaa Island

Date & Time: Sep 16, 1984
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-91611
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rzhevka - Rzhevka
MSN:
1480 019 44
YOM:
1958
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
19341
Aircraft flight cycles:
5904
Circumstances:
The crew departed Rzhevka Airport on a mission consisting of temperature reading of the Baltic Sea. While cruising at an altitude of 300 meters, the right engine lost power (possibly due to icing). The aircraft lost speed and height, and the captain decided to ditch the aircraft in the Irben Strait south of the Saaremaa island (Estonia). The aircraft sank after 12 minutes. All 6 crew and 4 passengers were rescued by a patrol boat.
Probable cause:
Engine failure, maybe due to icing.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14M on Utichiy Island: 11 killed

Date & Time: Aug 1, 1981 at 1512 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-91517
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Magadan – Nikolayevsk-on-Amur
MSN:
1470 011 35
YOM:
1957
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Aircraft flight hours:
32047
Aircraft flight cycles:
27710
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Magadan-Sokol Airport on a scientific flight to Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, carrying seven crew members and four scientists who were in charge to proceed with temperature measurements of the water surface in the Okhotsk Sea. En route, weather conditions deteriorated and the decision to return was taken too late. While cruising at an altitude of 140 meters in limited visibility, the crew initiated a right turn in a slight climb when the airplane struck the slope of a hill (152 meters high) located in the southwest part of the Utichiy Island (Shantar Islands), in the west part of the Okhotsk Sea. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 11 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew did not receive any weather bulletin for the second part of the mission and took the decision to continue without any suitable information in poor weather conditions. The decision to return was taken too late and the pilots were unable to see the ground obstacles due to limited visibility. At the time of the accident, flying conditions were difficult with thunderstorm activity, heavy rain falls and turbulences.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter at North Station

Date & Time: Mar 15, 1981
Operator:
Registration:
CF-DHT
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
130
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing about 35 miles east of North Ice Camp, one of the wheels broke through the ice. The aircraft came to rest and was abandoned. No one was injured. The airplane was engaged in a scientific mission on behalf of the University of Washington.