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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Soldotna: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2020 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4982U
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
904
YOM:
1956
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Soldotna, while cruising at a relative low height, the single engine aircraft collided with a private Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser registered N2587M. Both aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in a wooded area located about two miles northeast of Soldotna Airport. All six people on board the Beaver and the pilot on board the Piper were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S off Aniak

Date & Time: May 28, 2020 at 1543 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N909AK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aniak - Aniak
MSN:
500-3232
YOM:
1975
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Aniak Airport runway 10, the pilot encountered engine problems. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed in the Aniak River east of the airport. All four occupants were quickly rescued and medevaced to Anchorage. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Beechcraft B200 King Air off Dutch Harbor

Date & Time: Jan 16, 2020 at 0800 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N547LM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dutch Harbor - Adak
MSN:
BB-1642
YOM:
1998
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 31 at Dutch Harbor Airport (Unalaska), the twin engine airplane lost height and crashed into the Unalaska Bay, between the airport and Hog Island. All three occupants, one pilot, a nurse and a paramedic, were quickly rescued and slightly injured. The aircraft was en route to Adak to pick a patient.

Crash of a Saab 2000 in Unalaska: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 17, 2019 at 1740 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N686PA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Anchorage - Unalaska
MSN:
017
YOM:
1995
Flight number:
AS3296
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
39
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Anchorage-Ted Stevens Intl Airport at 1515LT on a schedule service to Unalaska-Tom Madsen Airport (Dutch Harbor) on behalf of Alaska Airlines, carrying three crew members and 39 passengers, among them the Cordova Jr./Sr. High School swim team. A first approach to Unalaska Airport was abandoned while the crew was encountering high winds. Following a second approach, the airplane landed on runway 13 but was unable to stop within the remaining distance and overran. It crossed a road and came down a rocky embankment. All 42 occupants were evacuated, among them 10 were injured, two seriously. A day later, one of the passenger died from his injuries.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Tutka Bay: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 19, 2019 at 1019 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N68083
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tutka Bay - Anchorage
MSN:
1254
YOM:
1958
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from the Tutka Bay Lodge, the seaplane crashed in unknown circumstances in the Tutka Bay. It came upside down and partially sank. A passenger was killed while six other occupants were injured, some seriously.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Bethel

Date & Time: Jul 8, 2019 at 1505 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N9448B
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nightmute - Bethel
MSN:
208B-0121
YOM:
1988
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing on runway 01L/19R, the single engine airplane went out of control, veered of runway and came to rest in flames. All six occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver off Metlakatla: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 20, 2019 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N67667
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1309
YOM:
1959
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Overturned and came to rest partially submerged while landing off Metlakatla harbor. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-3T Otter in Coon Cove: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 13, 2019 at 1221 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N959PA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ketchikan - Ketchikan
MSN:
159
YOM:
1956
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Ketchikan-Waterfront Seaplane Base in the morning on an on-demand sightseeing flight over the Misty Fjords, carrying 10 tourists who had been on a Royal Princess cruise ship that left Vancouver on May 11. While flying over the George Inlet at an altitude of 3,200 - 3,300 feet, after descending from 3,800 feet, the airplane collided with a Mountain Air Service De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver registered N952DB that was carrying five passengers and a pilot. The Beaver crashed into the sea and all five occupants were killed. On board the Otter, a passenger was killed while 10 other occupants were injured. At the time of the accident, sky was high overcast.

Crash of De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Coon Cove: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 13, 2019 at 1221 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N952DB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ketchikan - Ketchikan
MSN:
237
YOM:
1952
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Ketchikan-Waterfront Seaplane Base in the morning on an on-demand sightseeing flight over the Misty Fjords, carrying four tourists who had been on a Royal Princess cruise ship that left Vancouver on May 11. While flying over the George Inlet at an altitude of 3,200 - 3,300 feet, the airplane collided with a Taquan Air De Havilland DHC-3 Otter registered N959PA that was carrying 10 passengers and a pilot. The Beaver crashed into the sea and all five occupants were killed. On board the Otter, a passenger was killed while 10 other occupants were injured. At the time of the accident, sky was high overcast.

Crash of a Beechcraft B200 Super King Air off Kake: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2019 at 1811 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N13LY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Anchorage - Kake
MSN:
BB-1718
YOM:
2000
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On January 29, 2019, about 1811 Alaska standard time, a twin-engine, turbine-powered Raytheon Aircraft Company (formerly Beech Aircraft Corporation) B200 airplane, N13LY, is presumed destroyed after impacting the waters of Frederick Sound following a loss of control while on approach to Kake Airport (PAFE), Kake, Alaska. The airplane was being operated by Guardian Flight as an instrument flight rules (IFR) air ambulance flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 when the accident occurred. The airline transport pilot, flight paramedic, and flight nurse who was 27 weeks pregnant are presumed fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the destination airport, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight departed Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC), Anchorage, Alaska, about 1604 destined for PAFE. A preliminary review of archived voice communication information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contained the following verbal exchange between the radar controller at Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and the accident flight as it maneuvered for the area navigation (RNAV) runway 11 approach to the airport: At 1806:07 ARTCC: "Medevac three lima yankee cross CEMGA at or above seven-thousand you're cleared for the RNAV runway 11 approach to Kake Airport." At 1806:11 N13LY: "CEMGA at or above seven-thousand cleared for the RNAV 11 for King Air three lima yankee." At 1807:43 N13LY: "Three lima yankee CEMGA inbound." At 1807:45 ARTCC: "Three lima yankee roger change to advisory frequency approved." At 1807:48 N13LY: "OK we're switching good day." There were no further communications with the accident flight. A preliminary review of archived FAA radar data revealed that the accident airplane crossed the CEMGA waypoint on the RNAV runway 11 approach at an altitude of about 7,000 ft above mean sea level (msl), then turned northeast and crossed the ZOLKO initial approach fix about 5,000 ft msl. The airplane then initiated a gradual descent and continued northeast toward the JOJOE intermediate fix. About 1810, while the flight was between ZOLKO and JOJOE, the airplane entered a right turn toward a southerly heading and began a rapid descent, losing about 2,575 ft of altitude in 14 seconds. The last radar data point was at 1810:36 when the airplane was at 1,300 ft msl and heading 143° with a ground speed of 174 knots.During a telephone conversation with the NTSB investigator-in-charge, a witness located at PAFE reported that she had driven up early to meet the airplane and observed that the pilot controlled runway lighting system illuminated about 1809. After about 10 minutes, when the airplane failed to arrive, she contacted Guardian Flight to inquire about the overdue airplane. An alert notice (ALNOT) was issued by the FAA at 1845, and an extensive search was launched. Search operations were conducted by personnel from the United States Coast Guard, Petersburg Search and Rescue, Alaska State Troopers, Kake Search and Rescue, Alaska Marine Highway Ferries, and numerous Good Samaritans. On January 30, airplane debris was located about 22 miles west of Kake floating on the surface of the water near Point Gardner in Chatham Strait. The airplane was equipped with a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and a Dukane DK-100 underwater beacon. Search and recovery efforts continue, and a detailed wreckage examination and CVR audition is pending following recovery. The closest weather reporting facility is at PAFE, about 20 miles east of the presumed accident site. At 1756, a PAFE aviation routine weather report (METAR) reported wind from 100° at 6 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, light rain, broken clouds at 1,500 ft and 2,500 ft, overcast clouds at 5,500 ft, temperature 36° F, dew point 34° F, and altimeter 29.95 inHG.