Crash of an IAI 1124A Westwind II in Manila: 8 killed

Date & Time: Mar 29, 2020 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RP-C5880
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Manila - Tokyo
MSN:
353
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in an ambulance flight carrying one Canadian patient with Covid-19 and medical staff to Tokyo-Haneda Airport. While taking off from runway 06 at Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport, the aircraft went out of control and crashed near the runway end, by the West Service Road, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2P in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Date & Time: Feb 26, 2020 at 1226 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0001
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ust-Kamenogorsk - Aksuat
MSN:
1G140-49
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport on an ambulance flight to Aksuat. After takeoff, while in initial climb, the crew encountered engine problems. They elected to make an emergency in a snow covered field. The airplane came to rest upside down, bursting into flames. All five occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Magadan

Date & Time: Feb 20, 2020 at 1045 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-40642
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Magadan – Seymchan
MSN:
1G213-49
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane, operated by T-Cement, was engaged in a charter flight from Magadan to Seymchan, carrying 12 pilots and 12 mining employees of the company and their 445 kilos of luggages and personal stuffs. After takeoff from the snowy runway 01, while climbing to a height of 40-50 meters, the aircraft started to lose height then banked left and descended until it impacted a snow covered field near the airport. All 14 occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo in Bogotá: 4 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 2020 at 1544 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4686
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá – Villagarzón
MSN:
31-344
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine airplane lost height and crashed near a wooded area, bursting into flames. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft B200 King Air off Dutch Harbor

Date & Time: Jan 16, 2020 at 0800 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N547LM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dutch Harbor - Adak
MSN:
BB-1642
YOM:
1998
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 31 at Dutch Harbor Airport (Unalaska), the twin engine airplane lost height and crashed into the Unalaska Bay, between the airport and Hog Island. All three occupants, one pilot, a nurse and a paramedic, were quickly rescued and slightly injured. The aircraft was en route to Adak to pick a patient.

Crash of a Boeing 737-8KV in Sabashahr: 176 killed

Date & Time: Jan 8, 2020 at 0618 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-PSR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tehran - Kiev
MSN:
38124
YOM:
2016
Flight number:
PS752
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
167
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
176
Captain / Total flying hours:
11600
Captain / Total hours on type:
5500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
7600
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Tehran-Imam Khomeini Airport runway 29R at 0612LT on a regular schedule service (flight PS752) to Kiev-Borispol Airport with 176 people on board, 167 passengers and a crew of nine. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing by night, the crew was cleared to climb to FL260. Weather conditions were considered as good. While climbing to an altitude of 8,000 feet, the airplane ceased to climb and radar and radio contacts were lost. In a confused situation, the airplane entered a right turn then initiated an uncontrolled descent until it crashed and disintegrated in a field, six minutes after takeoff. The crew did not send any distress message and did not report any problems. Debris were found in Sabashahr, about 16 km north of the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all 176 occupants were killed. First statement from the Iranian CAO (Civil Aviation Organization) reported technical problems, maybe an uncontained failure of the right engine and a subsequent fire, for sure an unexpected catastrophic situation. Three days after the crash, in the morning of January 11, the Iranian CAO confirmed that the aircraft was unintentionally and accidentally shot down by the Iranian Armed Forces. This happened during a complex, delicate and highly tensioned situation between Iran and the United States, while Iran had just fired several ballistic missiles from Iran on two US military bases located in eastern Iraq. At the time of the accident were three pilots in the cockpit, one captain with 11,600 flying hours, one instructor with 12,000 flying hours and one first officer with 7,600 flying hours. One-hundred forty-six victims held Iranian passport, ten Afghan, five Canadian, four Swede and two Ukrainian. All nine crew members consisting of three cockpit crew and six cabin crew were Ukrainian.
Probable cause:
Unintentionally and accidentally shot down by the Iranian Armed Forces.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12A in Geneina: 18 killed

Date & Time: Jan 2, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Geneina - Khartoum
MSN:
2340606
YOM:
1962
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Geneina Airport, the four engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames about 5 km from the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 18 occupants were killed, among them three children. The aircraft was returning to Khartoum after delivering medical aid.

Crash of a Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II in Lafayette: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 28, 2019 at 0920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N42CV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Lafayette - Atlanta
MSN:
31T-8020067
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Lafayette Airport runway 22L at 0918 on a private flight to Atlanta-DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Georgia, carrying five passengers and one pilot. During initial climb, at an altitude of 375 feet, the airplane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed near a post office in Lafayette, bursting into flames. Debris scattered on a large area and at least one vehicle (a taxi) was hit. A passenger on the plane as well as three people on the ground were seriously injured while five other occupants in the plane were killed. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. It is believed the airplane may struck power cables during initial climb.

Crash of a Fokker 100 in Almaty: 12 killed

Date & Time: Dec 27, 2019 at 0722 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-F1007
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Almaty - Astana
MSN:
11496
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
Z92100
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
93
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The Fokker 100 departed runway 05R at Almaty Airport on a regular schedule service (flight Z9/BEK2100) to Astana-Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport, carrying 93 passengers and a crew of five. Shortly after liftoff, while in initial climb at an altitude of 50-100 feet, the airplane lost height and veered to the right, struck a concrete wall then crashed onto a house located in a residential area, about 500 meters south of the runway 23R threshold. The airplane broke into several parts and 12 occupants were killed, among them the captain. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about one km with smoke and mist.

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.