Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 80 in Manila: 14 killed

Date & Time: Dec 10, 2011 at 1415 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RP-C824
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Manila - San Jose
MSN:
LD-021
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from runway 13/31 at Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport, pilot informed ATC about engine problems and elected to return. Aircraft continued to fly in a flat attitude for few seconds with an engine buffeting. Pilot executed a left turn when aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in the suburb of Parañaque City in a huge explosion. On impact, aircraft hit several houses and a school and ground damages were important. All three occupants of the aircraft and eleven people on the ground (among them three children) were killed. Twenty other people were injured.
Probable cause:
Engine failure after take off.

Crash of a Beechcraft 65-A80 Queen Air in Meseta del Guenguel: 10 killed

Date & Time: May 16, 2005 at 1326 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CFS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Coihaique – Balmaceda – Chile Chico
MSN:
LD-220
YOM:
1965
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Captain / Total flying hours:
2609
Captain / Total hours on type:
1235.00
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a charter flight from Coyhaique to Chile Chico with an intermediate stop in Balmaceda where six additional passengers boarded. The airplane departed Balmaceda Airport runway 27 at 1310LT for the second leg to Chile Chico. About 16 minutes into the flight, while cruising in marginal weather conditions, radar contact was lost after the airplane crashed in an uninhabited area. The wreckage was found in the late afternoon in Meseta del Guenguel. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 10 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the accident was the consequence of a loss of control following an excessive accumulation of ice on the airplane.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft B80 Queen Air near Maracaibo

Date & Time: Mar 29, 2004 at 0805 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OB-952
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Maracaibo – Boa Vista
MSN:
LD-348
YOM:
1967
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in the region of Maracaibo while completing a flight from Maracaibo to Boa Vista. No trace of the crew was found and it is believed that the flight was illegal.

Crash of a Beechcraft 65-B80 Queen Air in Belo Horizonte: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 12, 2000 at 1328 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-KKI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Belo Horizonte - Sorocaba
MSN:
LD-483
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
2019
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, while in initial climb, the left engine failed. The pilot lost control of the aircraft that rolled to the left, lost height and crashed onto four houses located in the district of São Bernardo near the airport. The aircraft and four houses were destroyed. All three occupants were killed and two other people on the ground were injured.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine that was not lubricated according to published procedures. Inappropriate engine maintenance on part of the operator. Also, it was reported that the pilot's experience on this type of aircraft was insufficient.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft 65-A80 Queen Air in Valdepeñas

Date & Time: Jan 9, 1999 at 0920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-EZN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Valdepeñas – Alicante
MSN:
LD-205
YOM:
1965
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
100
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Valdepeñas Airport runway 08, while in initial climb, both engines lost power. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in an open field located 3 km from the airfield. Both occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that both engines stopped simultaneously due to a fuel exhaustion. Investigations revealed that the aircraft remained parked at Valdepeñas Airport for five days without surveillance and it is believed that the fuel was stolen from the tanks. The pilot failed to prepare the flight according to published procedures and failed to realize the tanks were empty before departure. Nevertheless, he reported to the investigators that the fuel gauges were intermittently failing.