Crash of a Gulfstream GIIB in Blue Creek

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
199
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Apparently engaged in an illegal flight, the unregistered aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a field located in Blue Creek after the crew attempted to land on a dirt road. The aircraft crashed and came to rest, broken in two. All occupants escaped from the area and no one was found in the airplane. Also, it was reported that no contraband was found on board. At the time of the accident, the airplane has no official registration on fuselage, except letters PVO on the engines.

Crash of a BAe 125-700A near Champerico: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 2, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-PTW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Zihuatanejo - Chetumal
MSN:
257083
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently engaged in an illegal flight, carrying a crew of two. It crashed in unknown circumstances near Champerico, Guatemala, and was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. According to the flight plan, the aircraft was supposed to fly from Zihuatanejo to Chetumal with one passenger and two crew members. Guatemalan authorities reported that the flight was illegal and that the aircraft was presumed transporting a load of cocaine.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Sayaxché: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2019
Operator:
Registration:
N2613
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
In the morning, the Guatemala Army Forces were informed by ATC that a PA-31 entered the Guatemala Airspace without prior permission. The twin engine airplane crashed in a wooded area located near the farm of Sepens located in the region of Sayaxché, Petén. The aircraft was partially destroyed by impact forces and both occupants were killed. A sticker was set on the fuselage with the registration N2613 which is wrong.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain near San Rafael de Yuma

Date & Time: Apr 5, 2019 at 2228 LT
Operator:
Registration:
YV312
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Venezuela in the evening on a probable drug smuggling flight with an unknown destination. At 2226LT, after it entered the Dominican Airspace, a crew of the Dominican Air Force was dispatched with an Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano but the PA-31 disappeared from radar screens at 2228LT after crashing in a sugar cane field located in the region of San Rafael de Yuma, between La Romana and Punta Cana. Due to limited visibility caused by night and poor weather conditions, SAR operations were suspended shortly after midnight. The wreckage was found in the next early morning. Nobody was found on site and the aircraft is probably written off. The registration YV312 may be a wrong one.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 near Bajamar

Date & Time: Mar 22, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N990PA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
306-114
YOM:
1976
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in an isolated and uninhabited area located about 14 km east of Bajamar, Honduras. Probably engaged in an illegal mission (drug smuggling flight) as a pack of cocaine and a gun were found in the wreckage. Apparently, nobody was found as the crew disappeared.

Crash of a BAe 125-700A in San Pedro de Peralta: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 10, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N18BA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in an illegal mission, carrying a load of 200 kg of cocaine. En route, the crew apparently encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in a wooded area located near San Pedro de Peralta. A pilot was killed while the second was seriously injured. The registration is apparently fake.

Crash of a Beechcraft B200 Super King Air in Blue Creek

Date & Time: Mar 15, 2018 at 0200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
YV3284
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
BB-1277
YOM:
1987
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
By night, the pilot attempted to land in a prairie located in Blue Creek, west Belize. The airplane belly landed and slid for dozen meters before coming to rest, almost broken in two. The pilot leaved the scene but was quickly arrested by the local police. It is believed that it was an illegal flight as the registration on the aircraft (YV3224) is wrong. It appears that the correct registration was YV3284.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in El Sacrificio

Date & Time: Nov 29, 2016
Operator:
Registration:
N633D
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was involved in a smuggling flight within Mexico and was carrying three people. In unclear circumstances, the pilot completed a belly landed in a swampy area located in El Sacrificio, Campeche. The airplane was found by authorities damaged beyond repair while no trace of the occupant was found. The registration N633D is attributed to a Piper PA-31 with MSN 31-7852098 which was not involved in this accident. Thus, it was confirmed by Mexican and US Authorities that the registration was false.

Crash of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III near Plato

Date & Time: Dec 20, 1979
Registration:
N6814C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
421C-0472
YOM:
1978
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances on a mountain located in the region of Plato while engaged in an illegal flight. Both occupants were seriously injured.

Crash of a Douglas RC-54V Skymaster in McCormick: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 19, 1979 at 0610 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N8060C
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
10563
YOM:
1945
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
24200
Circumstances:
By night, the crew was flying at low altitude in the region of McCormick to find a suitable area to land while completing an illegal smuggling flight. In limited visibility due to fog, the airplane struck trees and crashed in flames in a prairie. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed. The aircraft was carrying a load of 15,000 lbs of marijuana.
Probable cause:
Collision with trees and subsequent crash while in traffic pattern-circling after the crew misjudged distance, speed, altitude and clearance. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Fog,
- Ground fog,
- Visibility below minimums,
- Collided with trees on rising terrain near sod strip at daybreak.
Final Report: