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 Beechcraft 200 Super King Air near Iriona: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 12, 2020
Operator:
Registration:
HK-5075
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
BB-801
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in an illegal flight carrying two pilots and a probable load of cocaine bags. En route, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a prairie located in a mountainous area near Iriona. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu near Watkinsville: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 3, 2020 at 1634 LT
Registration:
N43368
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Columbia – Tuscaloosa
MSN:
46-8408028
YOM:
1984
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
En route from Columbia, SC, to Tuscaloosa, AL, while cruising at an altitude of 6,500 feet, the single engine airplane initiated a right turn then the pilot encountered poor weather conditions. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed in a wooded located west of Watkinsville, near Bishop, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft B200 Super King near Coleman: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 20, 2020 at 0603 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N860J
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Abilene – Harlingen
MSN:
BB-1067
YOM:
1982
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Abilene Airport at 0540LT on a flight to Harlingen, carrying three people. En route, while cruising at an altitude of 4,000 feet, the crew reported electrical problems and elected to return to Abilene Airport. Shortly later, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located northeast of Coleman. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 501 Citation I/SP near Fairmount: 4 killed

Date & Time: Feb 8, 2020 at 1011 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N501RG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Peachtree City - Nashville
MSN:
501-0260
YOM:
1982
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Peachtree City-Falcon City Airport at 0949LT on a flight to Nashville-John C. Tune Airport. Few minutes later, while cruising in snow falls, the pilot reported technical problems with the left attitude indicator, that he would disconnect the autopilot system and was continuing manually. Shortly later, the airplane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a wooded area. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft B60 Duke in Big Spring

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2020 at 1715 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N50JR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abilene – Midland
MSN:
P-303
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Enroute from Abilene to Midland, both engines failed. The pilot reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a bushy area located in Big Spring. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Bombardier Global Express E-11A near Sado Khil: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 27, 2020 at 1310 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
11-9358
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kandahar - Kandahar
MSN:
9358
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The airplane, operated by the 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron (EECS), crashed in unknown circumstances in a snow covered field located in the region of Sado Khil. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire. It is believed that both pilots were killed in the accident. Pentagon suspects mechanical failure.

Crash of a Lockheed EC-130Q Hercules near Peak View: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 2020 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N134CG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Richmond - Richmond
MSN:
4904
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
Tanker 134
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Richmond Airbase and was conducting fire control operations when contact was lost. Witnesses on the ground reported hearing a loud bang and saw a giant fireball around the time of the crash. ATSB said the fire retardant-laden aircraft, Tanker 134, was assisting with fire suppression efforts when the crash occurred near Peak View, northeast of Cooma. All three crew members were killed.

Crash of a Cessna S550 Citation S/II near George: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 2020 at 1050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-CAR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
George - George
MSN:
S550-0078
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The airplane departed George Airport at 1040LT on a calibration of the various navigational equipment located in the region of George. About ten minutes after takeoff, contact was lost with the airplane that crashed in a mountainous area located in the Outeniqua Mountain Range, in the Ruitersbos Natural Reserve, northwest of George Airport. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Sadiqabad: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 12, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
AP-AMB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rahim Yar Khan - Rahim Yar Khan
MSN:
1415
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Rahim Yar Khan-Sheikh Zayed Airport and was spraying pesticide in the area to tackle another wave of locust attacks, which began in December 2019, on the request of the district administration. In unknown circumstances, the single engine airplane went out of control and crashed in a sandy area located in Sadiqabad, killing both crew members, a pilot and a flight engineer. They were completing a mission on behalf of the Department of Agriculture of Pakistan. Initial investigations suggest the plane crashed due to a technical fault.