Crash of an Antonov AN-72 near Punia: 8 killed

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2019 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
A-72903
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Goma - Kinshasa
MSN:
36572020385
YOM:
1987
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Goma Airport at 1532LT on a cargo flight to Kinshasa, carrying four crew members, four passengers and various goods for the Congolese Presidency. The last contact with the flight was 59 minutes after takeoff from Goma Airport then the airplane disappeared without any distress call from the crew. The wreckage was found the following morning near Punia. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight occupants were killed, among them two bodyguards and one of the personal driver of the Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi who returned from Goma to Kinshasa the same day in another aircraft. The Congolese Presidency confirmed that Félix Tshisekedi spent four days in Goma and that his personal Jeep was on board the AN-72.

Crash of a Gulfstream GIIB in Blue Creek

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
199
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Apparently engaged in an illegal flight, the unregistered aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a field located in Blue Creek after the crew attempted to land on a dirt road. The aircraft crashed and came to rest, broken in two. All occupants escaped from the area and no one was found in the airplane. Also, it was reported that no contraband was found on board. At the time of the accident, the airplane has no official registration on fuselage, except letters PVO on the engines.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan I in Moo 2: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 24, 2019 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1917
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Surasi - Surasi
MSN:
208-0267
YOM:
1997
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew (one instructor aged 58 and one pilot under supervision aged 28) departed Surasi Air Base around 0900LT on a training flight. En route, in unknown circumstances, the single engine airplane crashed near Moo 2 (Sai Yok district). The aircraft disintegrated on impact and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a BAe 125-700A near Champerico: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 2, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-PTW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Zihuatanejo - Chetumal
MSN:
257083
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently engaged in an illegal flight, carrying a crew of two. It crashed in unknown circumstances near Champerico, Guatemala, and was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. According to the flight plan, the aircraft was supposed to fly from Zihuatanejo to Chetumal with one passenger and two crew members. Guatemalan authorities reported that the flight was illegal and that the aircraft was presumed transporting a load of cocaine.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Lake Siljan-Kuel: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-33061
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Us-Khatyn – Suordakh
MSN:
1G218-48
YOM:
1986
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
En route from Us-Khatyn to Suordakh, the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed near Lake Siljan-Kuel, about 400 km north of Yakutsk. Two occupants were killed while five others were injured and evacuated to Yakutsk.

Crash of a Conair Turbo Firecat in Générac: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 2, 2019 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ZBAA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nîmes - Nîmes
MSN:
456
YOM:
1958
Flight number:
Pélican 22
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, departed Nîmes-Garons Airbase on a fire fighting mission near Générac, a village located about 6 km southwest of the airbase. While approaching the fire zone at low height, the twin engine airplane struck trees and crashed in a huge explosion. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the pilot was killed. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced due to thick smoke.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver near Lake Boulene: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GRHF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1123
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed La Minerve, in the Laurentides, in the afternoon, on a flight to a fishing camp located by a small lake northeast of Chibougamau. En route, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances near Lake Boulène, about 100 km south of Chibougamau. The wreckage was spotted few hours later by the crew of a RCAF C-130 Hercules in a remote area. A passenger was injured while three other occupants, among them pilot Jim Duggan, were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Hawk Junction: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 11, 2019 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FBBG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Hawk Junction - Oba Lake
MSN:
358
YOM:
1952
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Hawk Air seaplane base on Hawk Lake near Hawk Junction on a positioning flight to Oba Lake, carrying two Hawk Air's employees, a pilot and a co-worker. Shortly after takeoff, the floatplane crashed near a power substation and was destroyed. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Mlyny

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-43983
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1G210-60
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in flames in a wooded area. Both occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Rodina: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 20, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0329 (TBC)
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Rodina - Rodina
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a spraying mission on behalf of Rodina Agrofirm and completed five rotations in the morning. After refueling with chemicals, the airplane took off from an airfield located about 10 km from the village of Rodina. Shortly after takeoff, it collided with the wooden pillar of an electric power line, lost height and crashed in flames 100 meters further. The captain was killed while two other occupants were seriously injured. Two days later, the copilot died from his injuries. The registration UP-A0329 is not confirmed.