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Crash of a Beechcraft A60 Duke near Santa Rosa: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2019 at 1559 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N102SN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Arlington - Santa Fe
MSN:
P-217
YOM:
1973
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Arlington Municipal Airport at 1431LT bound for Santa Fe. En route, while cruising at an altitude of 9,700 feet, the pilot informed ATC about engine problems and was cleared to divert to Santa Rosa-Route 66 Airport at 1551. The pilot continued the descent when control was lost and the airplane crashed eight minutes later few miles from the airport. Both occupants have been killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air E90 in Ruidoso: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 13, 2017 at 2210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N48TA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ruidoso – Abilene
MSN:
LW-283
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Ruidoso-Sierra Blanca Regional Airport, while climbing by night, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames. Both occupants, a father and his son aged 13 were killed. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.

Crash of a Pilatus U-28A at Cannon AFB: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 14, 2017 at 1854 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
08-0724
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cannon - Cannon
MSN:
724
YOM:
2006
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a local training flight at Cannon AFB on behalf of the 318th Special Forces Operations Squadron. After performing several touch and goes maneuvers, the crew started a new approach when the single engine aircraft crashed in a field located near the 21st Street, north of the airbase. The airplane came to rest broken in two and a small fire erupted. All three crew were killed in the accident.
Crew:
Cpt Andrew Becker, pilot,
1st Lt Frederick Dellecker, copilot,
Cpt Kenneth Dalga, combat systems officer.

Crash of a Cessna 421B Golden Eagle II in Clovis

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2015 at 0900 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N726JB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Melrose – Clovis
MSN:
421B-0020
YOM:
1970
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Clovis municipal Airport, the pilot informed ATC about technical problems. The twin engine aircraft hit the ground and crashed. While the pilot and owner James L. Bostwick was seriously injured, the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III in Las Cruces: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 2014 at 1845 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N51RX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Las Cruces – Phoenix
MSN:
421C-0871
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Las Cruces Airport, while on initial climb, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a desert area located a mile from the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All four occupants, a pilot, a patient, a medical staff and a nurse were killed.

Crash of a Gulfstream G650 in Roswell: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 2, 2011 at 0934 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N652GD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Roswell - Roswell
MSN:
6002
YOM:
2010
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
11237
Captain / Total hours on type:
263.00
Aircraft flight hours:
434
Circumstances:
While taking off from runway 21 on a test flight (certification program), aircraft banked right and right wing hit the ground. Out of control, aircraft veered off runway to the right, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in flames near the tower. All four occupants, two test pilots and two engineers, were killed.
Probable cause:
An aerodynamic stall and subsequent uncommanded roll during a one engine-inoperative takeoff flight test, which were the result of (1) Gulfstream’s failure to properly develop and validate takeoff speeds for the flight tests and recognize and correct the takeoff safety speed (V2) error during previous G650 flight tests, (2) the G650 flight test team’s persistent and increasingly aggressive attempts to achieve V2 speeds that were erroneously low, and (3) Gulfstream’s inadequate investigation of previous G650 uncommanded roll events, which indicated that the company’s estimated stall angle of attack while the airplane was in ground effect was too high. Contributing to the accident was Gulfstream’s failure to effectively manage the G650 flight test program by pursuing an aggressive program schedule without ensuring that the roles and responsibilities of team members had been appropriately defined and implemented, engineering processes had received sufficient technical planning and oversight, potential hazards had been fully identified, and appropriate risk controls had been implemented and were functioning as intended.
Final Report:

Crash of a Partenavia P.68 Observer in Anthony

Date & Time: Nov 10, 2010 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N44956
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
El Paso - El Paso
MSN:
318-13/OB
YOM:
1983
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4562
Captain / Total hours on type:
106.00
Aircraft flight hours:
7065
Circumstances:
While performing a low-level law enforcement patrol flight, the pilot crossed a ridge and observed a parked vehicle. To investigate further, he lowered the flaps and descended to approximately 200 feet, into a canyon. The pilot made a second pass over the vehicle and initiated a right turn, during which the airplane encountered a tailwind that resulted in a rapid loss of airspeed and a descent. The pilot leveled the airplane and increased the power; however, the airplane was too slow and low to turn out of the canyon. As a result, the airplane stalled and impacted terrain. The pilot stated there were no preflight mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane.
Probable cause:
The pilot's decision to conduct a low-level flight in mountainous terrain in an area where downdrafts were prevalent, resulting in the inadvertent loss of control and the collision with the terrain.
Final Report:

Crash of a Pilatus PC-12 in Santa Fe: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 29, 2008 at 2216 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N606SL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
New York-Lubbock-Santa Fe
MSN:
1020
YOM:
2008
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

The pilot, owner of the Gardner Leasing Company, was performing a delivery flight from New York to Santa Fe with a refuelling stop at Lubbock, Texas. On final approach by night, the single engine crashed few miles from Santa Fe-Smith airport. The pilot, sole occupant, was killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 90 in Ruidoso: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 5, 2007 at 2141 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N369CD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ruidoso-Albuquerque
MSN:
LW-162
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
2775
Captain / Total hours on type:
23.00
Aircraft flight hours:
10358
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft was performing an ambulance flight from Ruidoso to Albuquerque with two doctors, one female patient, one baby of 15 months and one pilot. Few minutes after takeoff, the aircraft crashed in the Devils Canyon located 3 miles northeast of Ruidoso airport. Nobody survived.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Gallup: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 29, 2004 at 1018 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N573B
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Glendale-Newton
MSN:
31-7530008
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
936
Captain / Total hours on type:
62.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6773
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a private flight from Glendale (Arizona) to Newton (Kansas), when he informed ATC about engine problem. He decided to divert to Gallup, New Mexico, but the twin engine aircraft crashed in a desert few kilometers short of runway. The pilot was killed upon impact.