Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Kamako: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 27, 2018 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft: PZL-Mielec AN-2 (30314)">
Operator: Air Kasai (35720)">
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kamako - Tshikapa
Location: Kamako (41422)"> Kasai-Occidental (14888)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Kamako Airport, while in initial climb, the single engine airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in a prairie located 3 km from the airfield. The pilot and a passenger survived while five other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Convair CV-340 in Pretoria: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 10, 2018
Type of aircraft: Convair CV-340 (29715)">
Operator: Rovos Air (41393)">
Registration:
ZS-BRV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pretoria - Pretoria
MSN:
215
YOM:
1954
Location: Pretoria-Wonderboom (24964)"> Gauteng (14554)">
Country: South Africa (13395)">
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Owned by Rovos Air (part of the South African Rovos Rail Group), the aircraft was donated to the Dutch Museum Aviodrome based in Lelystad and has to be transferred to Europe with a delivery date on 23 July 2018. For this occasion, the aircraft was repaint with full Martin's Air Charter colorscheme. Part of the convoy program to Europe, the airplane was subject to several test flights, carrying engineers, technicians, pilots and also members of the Aviodrome Museum. Shortly after takeoff from runway 29, the left engine emitted braun smoke and the crew was unable to gain sufficient height. The captain was cleared to make a right hand circuit to return for an emergency landing. While approaching runway 29 from the east, the airplane went out of control, struck the roof of a building and crashed in a field located about 6 km southeast of the airport. The flight engineer was killed while all 18 other occupants were injured, some of them seriously. On the ground, three other people were injured and of them died a day later. Sadly, the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Let 410UVP near Souguéta: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 24, 2018 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft: Let 410UVP (29683)">
Operator: Eagle Air - Uganda (34659)">
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sal - Conakry – Lero
Location: Souguéta (41298)"> Kindia Region (14945)">
Country: Guinea (13382)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft was carrying two technicians and two pilots bound for a mine field located near Lero, Kankan. It made a enroute stop at Conakry on a flight from Cape Verde. En route, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions with low clouds and fog when the airplane struck the slope of a mountain and disintegrated on impact. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B in Ampangabe: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jun 18, 2018 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft: Piper PA-31-310 Navajo (30686)">
Operator: Madagascar Trans Air (41259)">
Registration:
5R-MKF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Antananarivo - Antananarivo
MSN:
31-756
YOM:
1971
Country: Madagascar (13388)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
About five minutes after takeoff from Antananarivo-Ivato Airport, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located in Ampangabe, some 10 km southwest of the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all five occupants were killed. They were engaged in a training flight with one instructor and two pilots under instruction on board.
Crew:
Claude Albert Ranaivoarison, pilot.
Passengers:
Eddie Charles Razafindrakoto, General of the Madagascar Air Force,
Andy Razafindrakoto, son of the General,
Kevin Razafimanantsoa, pilot trainee,
Mamy Tahiana Andrianarijaona, pilot trainee.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Mt Aberdare: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jun 5, 2018 at 1702 LT
Operator: Fly-SAX (41177)">
Registration:
5Y-CAC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kitale – Nairobi
MSN:
208B-0525
YOM:
1996
Location: Mt Aberdare (41176)"> Central (14177)">
Country: Kenya (13364)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
On the way from Kitale to Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with limited visibility. While cruising at an altitude of 11,000 feet, the single engine airplane struck the slope of a mountain located in the Aberdare Mountain Range, about 75 km north of Nairobi. The wreckage was found in the morning of June 7. The airplane disintegrated on impact and all 10 occupants have been killed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules in Biskra: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 3, 2018
Registration:
7T-WHT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Biskra - Biskra
MSN:
4911
YOM:
1981
Location: Biskra (17693)"> Biskra (14029)">
Country: Algeria (13351)">
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful paratroopers mission in the region of Biskra, the crew was returning to Biskra-Mohamed Khider Airport when, on final approach, the airplane crashed few km short of runway and came to rest, broken in two. All nine crew members were injured and the aircraft was destroyed. A day later, one of the survivor died from his injuries.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Kamonia

Date & Time: May 30, 2018
Operator: Air Serv International (35726)">
Registration:
5X-MRH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kamonia – Kamako
MSN:
208B-2386
YOM:
2012
Location: Kamonia (41140)"> Kasai-Occidental (14888)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on its way from Kamonia to Kamako on behalf of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) when it crashed in unknown circumstances while taking off from Kamonia Airstrip. It came to rest inverted and was destroyed while all five occupants were injured and transferred to Kananga for treatment.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Sharara: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 2018 at 1225 LT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country: Libya (13353)">
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
National Oil Corporation confirms a C-130 aircraft chartered by Akakus Oil crashed during take-off, 2km from the Sharara oil field, after delivering 18 tonnes of catering and maintenance supplies. The crash occurred took at 12:25pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Firefighters and paramedics quickly rushed to the scene. The tragic incident resulted in the death of three crew members and the injury of one other who is being evacuated by air to receive medical treatment in Tripoli. The NOC Board of Directors cancelled all their commitments and are presently at Akakus headquarters meeting with local management and a number of emergency staff to follow up on this tragic incident. The circumstances of the crash are still being investigated. Mr. Fayez Al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council, was briefed on the developments of the incident, and expressed his solidarity with the families of the victims, ordering the preparation of a decree commemorating the deceased as martyrs. The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) was also briefed and offered its condolences to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. The plane in question is the property of the Libyan Air Force but was chartered by Akakus Oil, who operate the Sharara field. The company was forced to charter the aircraft due to road closures and the security situation on the ground stemming from a road blockade leading to the field.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD at Boufarik AFB: 257 killed

Date & Time: Apr 11, 2018 at 0750 LT
Type of aircraft: Ilyushin II-76 (29611)">
Registration:
7T-WIV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Boufarik – Béchar – Tindouf
MSN:
1043419649
YOM:
1994
Location: Boufarik (17848)"> Blida (14037)">
Country: Algeria (13351)">
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
247
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
257
Circumstances:
The II-76TD of the Algerian Air Force was engaged in a troop transport from Boufarik to Tindouf with an intermediate stop in Béchar, west Algeria, and was carrying 247 soldiers and family members and 10 crew. Shortly after takeoff from the Boufarik AFB located some 25 km southwest of Algiers, while climbing to a height of 150 meters, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in an agricultural zone located near the airport. The airplane was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. It was quickly confirmed by the Algerian Authorities that none of the 257 occupants survived the crash, among them 26 members of the front Polisario. According to first testimonies, it appears that the left wing (engine?) was on fire when control was lost.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Akobo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 7, 2018
Operator: Private Kenyan (34370)">
Registration:
5Y-FDC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
208B-1280
YOM:
2007
Country: South Sudan (13407)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
In unclear circumstances, the single engine aircraft crashed while taking off from Akobo Airstrip. It struck a house and several cows before coming to rest in flames. One person on the ground was killed while all 20 occupants escaped uninjured. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire. It is unconfirmed if AMREF was still the operator.