Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Nairobi

Date & Time: Mar 26, 2021
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-NJS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
BB-837
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
In unclear circumstances, the aircraft struck obstacles. The left wing was partially torn off and the aircraft crashed in a wooded area located along the Ngong race and golf course located about 7 km west of Nairobi-Wilson Airport. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Rockford: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 20, 2020 at 1543 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N198DM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
BB-1198
YOM:
1984
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On August 20, 2020, about 1543 central daylight time, a Beech 200 airplane, N198DM, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Rockford, Illinois. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 positioning flight. The purpose of the flight was to relocation the airplane to the pilot's home base near Wayne, Illinois. The airplane was at Chronos Aviation, LLC (a 14 CFR Part 145 repair station) at the Rockford International Airport (RFD), Rockford, Illinois, for maintenance work. Preliminary flight track data showed the pilot initiated a takeoff from runway 19 at RFD. During the takeoff, the airplane departed controlled flight and impacted terrain. The airplane came to rest on a flat grass field to the east of runway 19 on airport property. The airplane sustained fire damage and was fragmented from impacting terrain. A Federal Aviation Administration aviation safety inspector and an air safety investigator from Textron Aviation documented the accident site and the wreckage was recovered to a secure location for a future examination of the airframe and the two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42 engines.

Crash of a Beechcraft B200 Super King Air near Brus Laguna

Date & Time: Jul 20, 2020
Operator:
Registration:
N740P
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
BB-1218
YOM:
1985
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Engaged in an illegal flight, the twin engine airplane landed on a dirt road located about 35 km southwest of Brus Laguna. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest, damaged beyond repair. No one was found on site and a load of 806 kilos of cocaine was seized.

Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air near Iriona: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 12, 2020
Operator:
Registration:
HK-5075
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
BB-801
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in an illegal flight carrying two pilots and a probable load of cocaine bags. En route, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a prairie located in a mountainous area near Iriona. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft B200 Super King near Coleman: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 20, 2020 at 0600 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N860J
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Abilene – Harlingen
MSN:
BB-1067
YOM:
1982
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
5300
Circumstances:
On February 20, 2020, about 0600 central standard time, a Beechcraft B200 airplane, N860J, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Lake Coleman, Texas. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The flight was conducted as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A review of air traffic control communications revealed that the airplane was cleared for takeoff from Runway 35L at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI), Texas. Shortly after, the pilot was instructed to climb to 12,000 ft mean sea level (msl), then cleared to climb to 23,000 ft msl. The pilot reported to the controller that they encountered freezing drizzle and light rime icing during the climb from 6500 ft to 8,000 ft msl. As the airplane climbed through 11,600 ft msl, the pilot reported that they were having an issue with faulty deicing equipment and needed to return to the airport. The controller instructed the pilot to descend to 11,000 ft msl and cleared them direct to the ABI. The controller then issued a descent to 7,000 ft and asked if there was an emergency. The pilot stated that they “blew a breaker” when they encountered icing conditions, and that it was not resetting. The controller then instructed the pilot to descend to 5,000 ft and to expect the ILS Runway 35R approach. The controller gave the pilot a heading of 310°. Shortly afterwards the controller asked the pilot if they were turning to the assigned heading; the pilot responded that they were having issues with faulty instruments. When the controller asked the aircraft to report their altitude, the pilot reported that they were at 4,700 ft. The controller then instructed the pilot to maintain 5,000 ft. The pilot responded he was “pulling up”. There was no further communication with the pilot. Review of the airplane’s radar track showed the airplane’s departure from ABI and the subsequent turn and southeast track towards its destination. The track appeared as a straight line before a right turn was observed. The turn radius decreased before the flight track ended.
Final Report: