Crash of an Antonov AN-32 in Khartoum

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2018
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-32 (29741)">
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country: Sudan (13360)">
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently engaged in an exercise with a second Sudanese Air Force Antonov AN-26. In unclear circumstances, the crew was cleared to land on runway 18 where another Sudanese Air Force AN-26 just landed few seconds earlier. The AN-32 was unable to stop in a timely manner and struck the tail of the AN-26. After collision, both airplanes went out of control and came to rest by the runway edge. There were no casualties while both aircraft are destroyed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Khartoum

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2018
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-26 (29626)">
Registration:
7706
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10404
YOM:
1980
Country: Sudan (13360)">
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently engaged in an exercise with a second Sudanese Air Force Antonov AN-32. After touchdown on runway 18, the crew started the braking procedure when the airplane was struck by the AN-32 from behind. After collision, both airplanes went out of control and came to rest by the runway edge. There were no casualties while both aircraft are destroyed. It appears that the AN-32 landed shortly after the AN-26 and was unable to stop in a timely manner. The registration 7706 is not confirmed yet.

Crash of a Dassault Falcon 50 in Greenville: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 27, 2018 at 1340 LT
Type of aircraft: Dassault Falcon 50 (29737)">
Registration:
N114TD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
St Petersburg - Greenville
MSN:
17
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
11650
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5500
Circumstances:
On September 27, 2018, about 1346 eastern daylight time, a Dassault Falcon 50 business jet, N114TD, operated by Air American Flight Services, Inc., was substantially damaged when it overran the departure end of runway 19 at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), Greenville, South Carolina. The airline transport pilot (ATP) seated in the left cockpit seat and private pilot seated in the right cockpit seat were fatally injured, and the two passengers received serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida, destined for GMU. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Air traffic control personnel at GMU reported that the airplane touched down "normally" at a normal touchdown point on runway. They saw the airplane's sole thrust reverser on the center (No. 2) engine deploy; the controllers then watched as the airplane "did not decelerate" as it continued down the runway. An airport security video captured the airplane's touchdown and confirmed that the No. 2 thrust reverser and the airbrakes were deployed. The video also showed the airplane as it continued down to the end of the runway and then went over an embankment. First responders reported that all three engines were operating at full power for at least 20 minutes after the accident with, one engine running until about 40 minutes after the accident. Initial examination of the accident site, runway, and tire track evidence showed that the airplane departed the left edge of runway 19 near the departure end, traveled across the flat grassy area at the end of the runway, continued down a 50-foot embankment, and came to rest on the airport perimeter road about 425 feet from the runway. The wreckage was oriented on a heading of about 160°. There was no fire. Fuel was observed leaking from the wings at the accident site. The nose landing gear was separated and found about midway down the embankment. The fuselage was separated immediately aft of the cockpit area, near fuselage station 14. The slats and flaps were extended. Both the right and left airbrakes (spoilers) were extended. Both main landing gear were fractured at the trunnion and displaced aft into the flaps. The braking anti-skid switch was in the No. 1 position, and there was an "INOP" (inoperative) placard next to the switch, dated the day of the accident. The Nos. 2 and 3 fire handles were pulled. The parking brake was in the normal (off) position. The left seat pilot held an ATP certificate with a type rating for the Falcon 50 with a limitation for second-in-command only. He also held type ratings for Learjet and Westwind business jets. He held a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first-class medical certificate issued on August 7, 2108; at that time, he reported 11,650 total hours of flight experience. The right seat pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single and multiengine land. He did not hold an instrument rating. He held a FAA second-class medical certificate issued on March 27, 2017,and on that date, he reported 5,500 total hours of flight experience. At 1353, the recorded weather at GMU included wind from 210° at 6 knots, 10 statute miles visibility, temperature 27°C, dew point 22°C, and a barometric altimeter setting of 30.02 inches of mercury. The airplane was retained for further examination. A preliminary report is available here below.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Oscoda: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 25, 2018 at 0551 LT
Operator: Kalitta Charters (41572)">
Registration:
N241CK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Detroit - Oscoda
MSN:
BB-272
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
K985
Location: Oscoda-Wurtsmith (24248)"> Michigan (15269)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a ferry flight from Detroit-Willow Run (Ypsilanti) Airport to Oscoda-Wurtsmith, Michigan. While approaching by night, he lost control of the airplane that crashed in flames in a wooded area located about 4 miles short of runway 06 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the pilot was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 340A in Kimball: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 6, 2018 at 2346 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 340 (30532)">
Operator: Flex Air Services (41507)">
Registration:
C-GLKX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saint Thomas - Saint Clair County
MSN:
340A-1221
YOM:
1981
Location: Kimball (41508)"> Michigan (15269)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While approaching Saint Clair County Airport by night, the pilot encountered engine problems. The airplane lost height and crashed in an open field located in Kimball, north of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Boeing 737-8AS in Sochi

Date & Time: Sep 1, 2018 at 0257 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (30304)">
Operator: UTAir (35915)">
Registration:
VQ-BJI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Sochi
MSN:
29937/1238
YOM:
2002
Flight number:
UT579
Location: Sochi-Adler (26337)"> Krasnodar Krai (14982)">
Country: Russia (13292)">
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
164
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Moscow-Vnukovo Airport, the crew started the descent to Sochi-Adler Airport by night and marginal weather conditions. On final to runway 02, at an altitude of 2,300 feet, the crew initiated a go-around after being informed about weather and wind component change. He started a second approach to runway 06 but again, once the altitude of 400 feet was reached on descent, the wind component changed again and the captain decided to make a second go-around manoeuvre. Eleven minutes later, following a third approach (second approach to runway 06), the aircraft landed on runway 06 but was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, went through a perimeter fence and down an embankment. It lost its undercarriage and came to rest in a dry and rocky zone of the Reka Mzymta River. All 170 occupants were evacuated, 18 of them were injured, eight seriously. The aircraft was written off. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were difficult with the presence of a thunderstorm with CB's, low clouds, limited visibility, rain showers and a wind from 060 at 4 knots.

Crash of a Beechcraft 60 Duke in Destin: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2018 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft: Beechcraft 60 Duke (30775)">
Registration:
N1876L
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toledo - Destin
MSN:
P-386
YOM:
1976
Location: Destin-Executive (19244)"> Florida (14523)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While approaching runway 14 at Destin-Executive Airport, the twin engine aircraft struck tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located northwest of the airfield. The airplane was destroyed and all four occupants have been killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo near Limoges

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft: Piper PA-31-310 Navajo (30686)">
Operator: IMAO (41474)">
Registration:
F-HGPS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Limoges - Limoges
MSN:
31-245
YOM:
1968
Location: Limoges (22220)"> Haute-Vienne (14691)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane, owned by the French Company IMAO specialized in aerial photo missions departed Limoges-Bellegarde Airport at 1030LT with one pilot (the Director of the Company, aged 58) and a female engineer. The crew successfully completed a mapping mission over the region of Ussel, Corrèze, and was returning to Limoges Airport when, on final approach, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing due to fuel exhaustion. The airplane struck tree tops then stalled and crashed in a field located near Verneuil-sur-Vienne, some 5 km west of the airfield. Both occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 737-85C in Manila

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2018 at 2355 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (30304)">
Operator: Xiamen Air (31167)">
Registration:
B-5498
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Xiamen – Manila
MSN:
37574/3160
YOM:
2010
Flight number:
MF8667
Country: Philippines (13313)">
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
157
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Xiamen, the crew started the descent to Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport by night and poor weather conditions (presence of thunderstorm). On approach to runway 24, the captain decided to make a go-around and followed a circuit for about 15 minutes before completing a second approach to the same runway. After touchdown on runway 24 in heavy rain falls, the airplane deviated to the left then went off runway. While contacting soft ground, the undercarriage were torn off as well as the left engine and the airplane came to rest on its belly some 50 meters to the left. All 165 occupants evacuated safely and there were no injuries. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about 2 km in heavy rain falls with CB's at 1,800 feet and a variable wind from 250°-310° at 11 knots.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide 4 in Abbotsford

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2018 at 1730 LT
Operator: Historic Flight Foundation (41471)">
Registration:
N683DH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abbotsford - Abbotsford
MSN:
6782
YOM:
1944
Location: Abbotsford (16600)"> British Columbia (14080)">
Country: Canada (13435)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Taking part to the Abbotsford International Airshow, the airplane was engaged in a local plaisance flight with four passengers and one pilot on board. Shortly after takeoff from runway 25 while in initial climb, the airplane banked right, causing the lower right wing to struck the ground. The airplane went out of control and crashed nose first at the edge of the runway. Three passengers were slightly injured while the pilot and another passenger were seriously injured. At the time of the accident, the airplane was officially registered N683DH with its original British registration G-AHXW.