Crash of an Antonov AN-26 near San Cristóbal: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 2017
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CU-T1406
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Playa Baracoa - Playa Baracoa
MSN:
13502
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
FAR1436
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The plane left Playa Baracoa Airport at 0638LT bound to the southwest. Later, it crashed on the slope of Mt Loma de la Pimienta located about six km north of San Cristóbal, province of Artemisa. All eight crew members were killed. Owned by Aerogaviota, the airplane was operated by the Cuban Air Force (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias) under flight code FAR1436.

Crash of a Pilatus U-28A at Cannon AFB: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 14, 2017 at 1854 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
08-0724
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cannon - Cannon
MSN:
724
YOM:
2006
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a local training flight at Cannon AFB on behalf of the 318th Special Forces Operations Squadron. After performing several touch and goes maneuvers, the crew started a new approach when the single engine aircraft crashed in a field located near the 21st Street, north of the airbase. The airplane came to rest broken in two and a small fire erupted. All three crew were killed in the accident.
Crew:
Cpt Andrew Becker, pilot,
1st Lt Frederick Dellecker, copilot,
Cpt Kenneth Dalga, combat systems officer.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air B200T in Butterworth AFB: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 21, 2016 at 1718 LT
Operator:
Registration:
M41-03
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kuala Lumpur – Butterworth
MSN:
BT-37
YOM:
1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a training flight from Kuala Lumpur when on final approach to Butterworth Airbase, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames near the perimeter fence. The aircraft was partially destroyed by impact forces and a crew member was killed. Three other occupants were injured. Weather conditions were considered as good at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules in Montijo AFB: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 11, 2016 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
16804
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Montijo - Montijo
MSN:
4777
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a local training flight in Montijo AFB, consisting of touch and go maneuvers. During the takeoff roll on runway 26, the four engine aircraft deviated from the centerline to the left and then went out of control, veered off runway to the right and eventually crashed in flames 1,460 meters past the threshold. Four crew members were injured while three others were killed. The aircraft was partially destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Ferreira do Alentejo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 19, 2016 at 1908 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D-FSCB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Beja - Beja
MSN:
634
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a local training sortie with seven skydivers and one pilot on board. After takeoff from Beja Airport, the pilot climbed to 7,000 feet when a 'bang' was heard in the rear part of the aircraft, apparently by the tail section. The aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in several trees located in Ferreira do Alentejo, about 15 km from Beja Airport. The pilot (a Belgian citizen aged 27) was killed while all skydivers were injured, two of them seriously. Debris of the aircraft remained in the tree while others fell on the ground.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Marina di Cecina: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 11, 2016 at 1245 LT
Operator:
Registration:
S5-CMB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Marina di Cecina - Marina di Cecina
MSN:
932
YOM:
2000
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft, owned by Skydive Toscana (aka Skydive Kalifornia) was involved in a local skydiving flight in Marina di Cecina Airfield. When the appropriate altitude was reached, six of the seven skydivers bailed out. When the seventh skydiver elected to jump, his parachute opened prematurely and was trapped on the tail of the Porter. The crew lost control of the aircraft that dove into the ground and crashed in a field. During the descent, the skydiver was able to activate his emergency parachute and was later found uninjured. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Boeing B-52H-155-BW Stratofortress in Andersen AFB

Date & Time: May 18, 2016 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
60-0047
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Andersen - Andersen
MSN:
474412
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew, assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Minot, North Dakota, was engaged in a training sortie in Andersen AFB. During the takeoff roll, the captain decided to abandon the procedure and started an emergency brake maneuver. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran and came to a halt in flames. All seven crew members were able to escape without injuries but the aircraft was destroyed by fire. The registration is unconfirmed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Lodi

Date & Time: May 12, 2016 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N1114A
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lodi - Lodi
MSN:
208B-0309
YOM:
1992
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 08 at Lodi Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft suffered engine trouble. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing but the aircraft crash landed in a vineyard and came to rest upside down, about 500 yards east of the airport. All 18 occupants were quickly rescued and only the pilot suffered minor injuries.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690B in Hare: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 9, 2016 at 0904 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N690TH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Georgetown - Georgetown
MSN:
11487
YOM:
1978
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew left Georgetown municipal Airport in the morning on a local training flight. En route, the crew apparently encountered engine problems. The aircraft went out of control and crashed in a field located in Hare. The twin engine airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and both occupants were killed.

Crash of an IAI Arava 201 in Fátima: 22 killed

Date & Time: Mar 15, 2016 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
E-206
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Shell - Shell
MSN:
090
YOM:
1992
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Shell Airport at 1251LT for a local training flight with a crew of three and 19 skydivers on board. About an hour into the flight, the crew informed ground he was returning to his base due to the deterioration of the weather conditions. Few minutes later, the aircraft went out of control, crashed in a wooded area and came to rest upside down. All 22 occupants were killed. Up to date, this is the worst accident involving an IAI Arava 201.