Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2TP in La Paragua

Date & Time: Jan 6, 2018
Type of aircraft: PZL-Mielec AN-2 (30314)">
Operator: Private Venezuelian (33612)">
Registration:
YV1944
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paragua - Canaima
MSN:
1G185-58
YOM:
1979
Location: La Paragua (21838)"> Bolívar (14050)">
Country: Venezuela (13471)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the single engine aircraft stalled and crashed in flames in an open field. Both pilots were seriously injured and the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Quest Kodiak 100 in Goiás

Date & Time: Nov 10, 2017 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft: Quest Kodiak 100 (30655)">
Operator: Mid-Continent Aviation Services (40374)">
Registration:
N154KQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Lucas do Rio Verde – Anápolis
MSN:
100-0154
YOM:
2015
Location: Goiás (20194)"> Goiás (14586)">
Country: Brazil (13477)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in Goiás in unclear circumstances. All four occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air B200C in Nuevo Saposoa

Date & Time: Oct 19, 2017 at 1150 LT
Operator: Air Majoro (40108)">
Registration:
OB-2077-P
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Contamana – Pucallpa
MSN:
BL-5
YOM:
1980
Location: Nuevo Saposoa (24049)"> Ucayali (16340)">
Country: Peru (13476)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Contamana Airport at 1128LT on a charter flight to Pucallpa, carrying 10 passengers and two crew members. En route, the pilot informed ATC about an unexpected situation (apparently technical problems) and was forced to make an emergency landing. While trying to land, the airplane struck trees and crashed in a dense wooded area located some 42 km north of Pucallpa. The airplane was partially destroyed while all 12 occupants were rescued, some of them were injured.

Crash of a Cessna 208A Caravan I near Manaus: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 17, 2017 at 1050 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 208A Caravan (30533)">
Operator: Greenpeace (40351)">
Registration:
PR-MPE
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
208A-0510
YOM:
2009
Location: Manaus (22649)"> Amazonas (13797)">
Country: Brazil (13477)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was engaged in a local survey flight on behalf of Greenpeace Brazil. Upon landing on the Rio Negro area located in the Anavilhanas National Park, the airplane struck the water surface and crashed upside down before coming to rest partially submerged. The pilot and three passengers were rescued while a fourth passenger was killed. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Did the pilot raise the gear prior to landing ?

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 500 in Dabajuro: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 2017
Operator: Private Dominican (33598)">
Registration:
HI-560
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
500-778-69
YOM:
1958
Location: Dabajuro (19086)"> Falcón (14494)">
Country: Venezuela (13471)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Apparently following technical issues, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing at Dabajuro Airport. The twin engine aircraft crash landed near the runway and struck two motorcyclists. One of them was killed while the second was injured. The airplane was damaged beyond repair and the pilot was uninjured.

Crash of a BAe 125-700 near Hato Viejo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 4, 2017
Type of aircraft: BAe 125 (29863)">
Operator: Private Venezuelian (33612)">
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Location: Hato Viejo (20610)"> Cojedes (14284)">
Country: Venezuela (13471)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in the region of Hato Viejo, in the State of Cojedes. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and both pilots were killed. It was reported the flight was illegal and the airplane was involved in drug traffic.

Crash of a Learjet 25D off Naiguatá: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 19, 2017 at 0016 LT
Type of aircraft: Learjet 25 (29772)">
Operator: Private Venezuelian (33612)">
Registration:
YV3191
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Caracas – Barcelona
MSN:
25-368
YOM:
1984
Location: Naiguatá (23659)"> Vargas (16388)">
Country: Venezuela (13471)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Maiquetía-Símon Bolívar Airport at 0011LT for a 35 minutes flight to Barcelona. About five minutes after takeoff, while cruising at an altitude of 23,000 feet, the aircraft went out of control and plunged into the sea few km off Naiguatá, State of Vargas. It appeared the aircraft disintegrated on impact and few debris were found the next morning floating on water. All five occupants have been killed.

Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A-26 Islander in Eteringbang: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 2017 at 1748 LT
Operator: Roraima Airways (40274)">
Registration:
8R-GRA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ekereku – Eteringbang
MSN:
3006
YOM:
1982
Location: Eteringbang (19710)"> All Guyana (13646)">
Country: Guyana (13472)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was performing a cargo flight from Ekereku to Eteringbang, carrying fuel for local miners. On final approach to the Eteringbang Airfield, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed nose first in a dense wooded area located 200 meters short of runway. The pilot Collin Martin was killed. He was the Chief Pilot of Roraima Airways since 2015.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B-26A Marquise near San Fernando: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 24, 2017 at 1440 LT
Operator: Aibal (40273)">
Registration:
LV-MCV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Fernando – Las Lomitas
MSN:
361SA
YOM:
1977
Country: Argentina (13480)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from San Fernando Airport in Buenos Aires, while in initial climb, the crew was contacted by ATC about an apparent transponder issue. The crew failed to report and the aircraft disappeared after it apparently crashed north of the airfield, five minutes after its departure. More than one week later, the authorities did not find any trace of the aircraft nor the three occupants. It is believed the aircraft crashed into the delta of Paraná.
Crew:
Matías Ronzano,
Emanuel Vega.
Passenger:
Matías Aristi, son of the aircraft's owner.

Crash of a Gulfstream GIII off Punta Arenas: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jul 4, 2017 at 1343 LT
Type of aircraft: Gulfstream GIII (29744)">
Registration:
YV2896
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Maiquetía – Porlamar
MSN:
469
YOM:
1986
Location: Punta Arenas (25066)"> Nueva Esparta (15532)">
Country: Venezuela (13471)">
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
While approaching the Island of Margarita, en route from Maiquetía-Simon Bolivar Airport to Porlamar, the crew encountered control difficulties and informed ATC about hydraulic issues. The crew performed a rapid descent to 3,000 feet apparently to ditch the aircraft when it crashed into the sea about 16 km west off Punta Arenas. It is believed the aircraft disintegrated on impact and only few debris were found floating on water. No trace of any survivors.