Crash of a Boeing 737-8BK off Weno Island: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 28, 2018 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (30304)">
Operator: Air Niugini (31480)">
Registration:
P2-PXE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kolonia – Chuuk – Port Moresby
MSN:
33024/1688
YOM:
2005
Flight number:
PX073
Location: Weno Island (27883)"> Chuuk Island (14263)">
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
35
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a flight from Kolonia (Pohnpei Island) to Port Moresby with an intermediate stop at Weno Island Airport. The descent to Weno Island Airport (Chuuk Islands) was initiated in poor weather conditions with limited visibility, CB's down to 800 feet and rain falls. On final approach to runway 04, the crew failed to realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck the water surface and crashed into the sea few hundred yards short of runway. Fishermen were able to intervene quickly and all 47 occupants were evacuated, eight of them were injured, four seriously. The airplane remained partially submerged and the fuselage broke in the middle section. On October 1st, the body of a reported missing passenger was found. The exact circumstances of the accident is still unclear as some reports states that the aircraft landed on runway 04 but was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and eventually crashed into the sea some 150 meters past the runway end. Development will follow.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Supervan 900 into the Pacific Ocean: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 27, 2018 at 1528 LT
Operator: CGG Aviation (41595)">
Registration:
VH-FAY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saipan - Sapporo
MSN:
208B-0884
YOM:
2001
Location: Pacific Ocean (24325)"> All World (13781)">
Country: World (13432)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was in charge to convoy the airplane from Saipan Island, in the Pacific, to the New Chitose Airport in Sapporo. The single engine airplane departed Saipan Airport at 0700 (Japan Time) on a nine hours flight. A first check was made with Japan ATC at 1023 and the next fixpoint was scheduled at 1144. ATC tried several times to establish a radio contact with the pilot but this was not possible. As the airplane was following its track, the decision was taken to send two F-4 of the Japan-Self Defense Force. At 1450, a visual contact was established with the Cessna but unfortunately, both military crew were unable to establish a radio contact with the pilot. Few minutes later, the single engine airplane went into clouds when control was lost. It crashed at 1528 into the Pacific Ocean some 120 km east of Sendai. Some debris were spotted floating on water at 1723 and no trace of the pilot, a Norwegian citizen. It was later considered that he died in the accident. The airplane, built in 2001, was converted for geophysical missions with a new 900 hp engine and other special equipments.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-20M off Latakia: 15 killed

Date & Time: Sep 17, 2018 at 2207 LT
Type of aircraft: Ilyushin II-20 (41547)">
Registration:
RF-93610
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hmeimim - Hmeimim
MSN:
173 0115 04
Country: Syria (13322)">
Region:
Crew on board:
15
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Hmeimim AFB located southeast of Latakia at 2031LT on a maritime patrol flight and reconnaissance mission over the Mediterranean Sea. More than one hour and a half later, while returning to its base, the airplane was hit by a S-200 surface-to-air missile shot by the Syrian ground forces. At the time of the accident, four Israel F-16 fighters were involved in a ground attack onto several infrastructures located in the region of Latakia. Out of control, the airplane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea some 35 km west of Latakia. In the next morning, Russian authorities confirmed the loss of the aircraft that was inadvertently shot down by the Syrian Army forces and the fact that all 15 crew members have been killed.
Causes:
Shot down by Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile.

Crash of a Let 410UVP off Yirol: 20 killed

Date & Time: Sep 9, 2018 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft: Let 410UVP (29683)">
Registration:
UR-TWO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Yirol
MSN:
841328
YOM:
1984
Country: South Sudan (13407)">
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
20
Circumstances:
On approach to Yiral Airport in limited visibility due to mist, the crew lost control of the airplane that crashed into the Yirol Lake, about 2 km north of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and four occupants were rescued while 19 others were killed. A day later, one of the survivor died from his injuries. The three survivors are two children and a Italian doctor. The flight was completed on behalf of the Slaver Company based in Ukraine.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon into Susitna River: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 13, 2018 at 1213 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 207 Skywagon (30272)">
Operator: Spernak Airways (34597)">
Registration:
N91038
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
207-0027
YOM:
1969
Location: Susitna River (41230)"> Alaska (13556)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While overflying the Susitna River mouth, the single engine aircraft collided with a private Cessna 175 registered N9423B. Out of control, the Cessna 207 entered a dive and crashed into the Susitna River. The pilot of the Cessna 175, sole on board, was able to reach Lake Hood dirt Airstrip and to land with his left main gear missing. The wreckage of the Cessna 207 was located few hours later and the pilot was killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain off Amagansett: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 2, 2018 at 1451 LT
Registration:
N41173
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
31-8452017
YOM:
1984
Location: Amagansett (41141)"> New York (15417)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While approaching East Hampton Airport from the southeast, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and plunged into the sea off Amagansett, Long Island. SAR operations were quickly conducted and it was confirmed on the evening of June 3rd that all four occupants were killed, among them Bernard J. Krupinski (aged 70) and his spouse. It was reported that at the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with thunderstorm activity and turbulences along the south coast of Long Island.

Crash of a Quest Kodiak 100 off Welaka: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 27, 2018 at 1929 LT
Type of aircraft: Quest Kodiak 100 (30655)">
Registration:
N969TB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Welaka - Welaka
MSN:
100-0173
YOM:
2016
Location: Welaka (40696)"> Florida (14523)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Welaka-Mount Royal Airport at 1500LT on a local flight. In the evening, while approaching the same airfield, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in the St Johns River, about two miles west of the airport. The airplane came to rest in 12 feet of water and was destroyed. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver off Cottage Point: 6 killed

Date & Time: Dec 31, 2017 at 1515 LT
Operator: Sydney Seaplanes (40455)">
Registration:
VH-NOO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1535
YOM:
1963
Country: Australia (13409)">
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The single engine seaplane was returning to the Rose Bay seaplane base at Sydney when it crashed in unknown circumstances into the Jerusalem Bay, about 30 km north of its destination. The airplane struck the water surface and sank rapidly off Cottage Point. All six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air C90 near Sanford: 3 killed

Date & Time: Dec 8, 2017 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft: Beechcraft 90 King Air (29733)">
Operator: L3 Airline Academy (40392)">
Registration:
N19LW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sanford - Sanford
MSN:
LJ-991
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
CONN900
Location: Sanford (25831)"> Florida (14523)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Sanford Airport at 0753LT with two Chinese passengers and one pilot (1st officer by Silver Airways) on a 3,5 hours flight over south Georgia and back. While approaching Sanford Airfield from the east, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed into Lake Harney located 10 miles east of the airport. The aircraft was lost and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound into the Philippines Sea: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 22, 2017 at 1445 LT
Type of aircraft: Grumman C-2A Greyhound (30235)">
Operator: United States Navy - USN (37278)">
Registration:
162175
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iwakuni - USS Ronald Reagan
MSN:
55
Location: Philippines Sea (24648)"> All World (13781)">
Country: World (13432)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on its way from Iwakuni Airbase to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) cruising in the Philippines Sea on behalf of the 7th Fleet. It is believed that while approaching the supercarrier, the airplane stalled and crashed into the sea, apparently following an engine failure. Eight crew members were rescued while three are still missing two days after the accident.