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 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan off Eureka

Date & Time: Feb 6, 2020 at 0655 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N24MG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sacramento – Eureka
MSN:
208B-0850
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
BXR1966
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was performing a cargo flight from Sacramento-Mather. On approach to Eureka-Murray Field, he encountered poor visibility due to fog when the single engine airplane crashed in the Arcata Bay, few miles offshore, and came to rest upside down. The pilot, uninjured, was rescued by USCG.

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 Piper PA-61 Aerostar (Ted Smith 601P) in Springfield: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 28, 2020 at 1509 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N6071R
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Huntsville – Springfield
MSN:
61P-0686-7963324
YOM:
1979
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On approach to Springfield-Abraham Lincoln, the pilot reported trouble with his instruments when the airplane descended and crashed left wing first in a garden located in Sangamon County, about 7 miles southeast of the airport, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed, among them former Springfield Mayor Frank Edwards.

Crash of a Stinson V-77 Reliant in Auburn: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 24, 2020 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N50249
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Auburn - Auburn
MSN:
77-458
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On January 24, 2020, about 1000 Pacific standard time, a Stinson Vultee V-77 airplane, N50249, was destroyed when it collided with terrain about 3/4-mile northeast of Auburn Municipal Airport (AUN), Auburn, California. The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured, and the private pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The airplane departed AUN about 0945. Several witnesses reported that they heard the airplane's engine "backfiring" and "stuttering" and subsequently heard the engine quit. Additionally, a witness at the airport, who was monitoring the airport's Unicom frequency, stated that he heard the pilot of the accident airplane make a distress call reporting that he had lost his engine and shortly thereafter heard the pilot radio that he was going down in the trees. Examination of the wreckage by the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-incharge revealed that the airplane struck tall trees and subsequently came to rest in rocky wooded terrain, located near the top of a hill. All major components of the airplane necessary for flight were located at the accident site. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

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 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 Piper PA-60-602P Super 700 Aerostar on Gabriola Island: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 10, 2019 at 1802 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-FQYW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bishop - Nanaimo
MSN:
60-8265-020
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While approaching Nanaimo Airport runway 16 by night, the twin engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located on Gabriola Island, about 11 km north of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all three occupants were killed.

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.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-12/47E near Chamberlain: 9 killed

Date & Time: Nov 30, 2019 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N56KJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chamberlain – Idaho Falls
MSN:
1431
YOM:
2013
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Chamberlain Airport in marginal weather conditions. Few minutes later, while flying in snow falls, the airplane went out of control and crashed in a cornfield located about 30 miles west-southwest of Chamberlain. Three passengers aged 17, 27 and 28 were injured and evacuated to hospitals in Chamberlain, Mitchell and Sioux Falls while nine other occupants were killed.