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.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan off Placencia

Date & Time: Nov 17, 2017 at 0855 LT
Operator: Tropic Air (Belize) (35030)">
Registration:
V3-HGX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Placencia – Punta Gorda
MSN:
208B-1162
YOM:
2005
Location: Placencia (24728)"> All Belize (13586)">
Country: Belize (13441)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
A Tropic Air flight carrying Acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Immigration Minister Godwin Hulse plunged into the Caribbean Sea in Placencia shortly before nine o’clock. Reports are that upon taking off from the Placencia Airstrip, the left landing wheel made contact with a passing vehicle that had managed to bypass the barriers. The impact caused the aircraft to nose dive into the nearby water in front of the airstrip. While all passengers on board the plane and inside the vehicle were rescued, the airplane was damaged beyond repair.

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 an Antonov AN-26-100 off Abidjan: 4 killed

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2017 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-26 (29626)">
Registration:
ER-AVB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
3204
YOM:
1975
Location: Abidjan (16611)"> Lagunes (15031)">
Country: Ivory Coast (13380)">
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Abidjan-Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport, while climbing in marginal weather conditions, the airplane stalled and crashed on a beach before coming to rest in shallow water. Six occupants were rescued while four crew members were killed, among them both pilots, all Moldovan citizens. The crew was performing a special cargo flight on behalf of the French Army, carrying materials intended to the 'Barkhane' anti-terrorist operation. Weather conditions were poor at the time of the accident with thunderstorm activity, rain falls and strong winds. It was also reported that the accident occurred during landing. Development will follow.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Male

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2017 at 1616 LT
Operator: Maldivian (40334)">
Registration:
8Q-ISB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dhaalu Atoll - Male
MSN:
655
YOM:
29
Location: Male (22613)"> North Central Province (15464)">
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing in the seaplane base of Male-Velana Intl Airport, the airplane struck the water surface, came to rest upside down and sank few meters from the shore. All 17 occupants were rescued while the airplane seems to be written off. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with cumulonimbus and rain falls.