Crash of a Boeing 737-8HG in Kozhikode: 18 killed

Date & Time: Aug 7, 2020 at 1940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VT-AXH
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dubai - Kozhikode
MSN:
36323/2109
YOM:
2006
Flight number:
IX1344
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
184
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Dubai, the crew started the descent to Kozhikode-Calicut Airport and was cleared for an approach to runway 28. Weather conditions at destination were poor with limited visibility to 2 km due to heavy rain falls. At an altitude of 2,700 feet, the captain abandoned the approach and initiated a go around procedure. Following a circuit, the crew was then cleared for an approach to runway 10. By night, the aircraft landed 900 meters past the runway 10 threshold. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran the wet runway surface, went down a 30 meters embankment and eventually came to rest on a small road, broken in two. The nose of the aircraft collided with a concrete wall and both pilots were killed as well as 16 passengers. At least 15 occupants were seriously injured and many others were evacuated to local hospital with injuries to various degrees.

Crash of a Beechcraft 350i Super King Air on Mt Artos: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jul 15, 2020 at 2245 LT
Operator:
Registration:
EM-809
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Van - Van
MSN:
FL-896
YOM:
2015
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Van-Ferit Melen Airport at 1834LT on a survey/reconnaissance mission over the province of Hakkari and Van, carrying five passengers and two pilots. At 2232LT, the crew informed ATC about his position vertical to Başkale on approach to Van-Ferit Melen Airport. Thirteen minutes later, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Artos located 30 km southwest of runway 03 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all seven occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Kistenovo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2020 at 0410 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-40851
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1G174-47
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a spraying mission near the village of Kistenovo (about 160 km southeast of Nizhny Novgorod). In unclear circumstances, it appears that the aircraft struck high tension wires then crashed in a field, bursting into flames. The captain was seriously injured while the copilot was killed. Two days later, the captain died from his injuries.

Crash of an Airbus A320-214 in Karachi: 98 killed

Date & Time: May 22, 2020 at 1439 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AP-BLD
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Lahore - Karachi
MSN:
2274
YOM:
2004
Flight number:
PK8303
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
91
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
98
Aircraft flight hours:
47124
Aircraft flight cycles:
25866
Circumstances:
On 22 May 2020 at 13:05 hrs PST, the Pakistan International Airlines aircraft Airbus A320-214, registration number AP-BLD, took off from Lahore (Allama Iqbal International Airport – AIIAP) Pakistan to perform a regular commercial passenger flight (PK8303) to Karachi (Jinnah International Airport – JIAP) Pakistan, with 8 crew members (01 Captain, 01 First Officer, and 06 flight attendants) and 91 passengers on board. At 14:35 hrs the aircraft performed an ILS approach for runway 25L and touched down without landing gears, resting on the engines. Both engines scrubbed the runway at high speed. Flight crew initiated a go-around and informed “Karachi Approach” that they intend to make a second approach. About four minutes later, during downwind leg, at an altitude of around 2000 ft, flight crew declared an emergency and stated that both engines had failed. The aircraft started losing altitude. It crashed in a populated area, short of runway 25L by about 1340 meters. An immediate subsequent post impact fire initiated. Out of 99 souls on-board, 97 were fatally injured and 02 passengers survived. On ground 04 persons were injured however 01 out of these reportedly expired later at a hospital.

Below, the preliminary report published by the Pakistan AAIB.
Final Report:

Crash of a Quest Kodiak 100 off Sentani: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 12, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-MEC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jayapura - Mamit
MSN:
100-0026
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Jayapura-Sentani Airport, while climbing, the pilot sent a brief mayday message when he lost control of the airplane that crashed in Sentani Lake, two minutes after takeoff. The wreckage was found at a depth of 13 meters and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

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 Boeing 737-524 in Usinsk

Date & Time: Feb 9, 2020 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VQ-BPS
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Usinsk
MSN:
28909/2960
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
UT595
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
94
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to Usinsk Airport runway 13 was initiated with a horizontal visibility limited to 1,100 meters. On approach, ILS runway 13 and approach lights were inoperative. On short final, the aircraft was too low and struck the snow covered ground short of runway threshold. Upon impact, both main gear were torn off (the left main gear was torn off while the right main gear collapsed). The airplane slid on its belly and came to rest on the left side of the runway. All 100 occupants were able to evacuated and it is believed that two passengers were slightly injured during evacuation.

Crash of a Being 737-86J in Istanbul: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 5, 2020 at 1820 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-IZK
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Izmir - Istanbul
MSN:
37742
YOM:
2009
Flight number:
PC2193
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
177
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Izmir-Adnan Menderes Airport, the crew initiated the approach to Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen Airport runway 06. Weather conditions were poor with thunderstorm activity, rain, CB's and a wind from 290 gusting to 37 knots. After touchdown on a wet runway, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, turned slightly to the left then went down an embankment (25 meters high) and came to rest, broken in three. Three passengers were killed while all 180 other occupants were evacuated to local hospitals. It is understood that the airplane apparently landed 1,500 meters past the runway threshold (runway 06 is 3,000 meters long) with a non negligible tailwind component that must be confirmed.