Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Cap Haïtien: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 2011 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HH-APA
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Port-au-Prince-Cap Haïtien
MSN:
U-123
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
SO112
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While approaching Cap Haïtien in bad weather conditions, aircraft crashed near Milot, ten kilometres south from airport. All three occupants were killed. Both pilots were citizens from Dominica and Mexico while the passenger was a Vietnamese citizen working for a local telecommunication company. Authorities said the visibility was poor when the accident occurred due to heavy rain.

Mislanding of a Beechcraft 99 in Kerney

Date & Time: Jan 6, 2010 at 0635 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N206AV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Omaha - Kerney
MSN:
U-206
YOM:
1983
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
1300
Captain / Total hours on type:
216.00
Aircraft flight hours:
33106
Circumstances:
The pilot reported that the airplane picked up light to moderate icing on approach to land and that he cycled the deicing boots once prior to the final approach fix. The pilot was established on the instrument landing system approach when he broke out of the weather about 250 feet above ground level. He estimated that the approach brought the airplane 60 feet right of the runway center line so he made a correction to align the airplane with the runway. When the airplane returned to level flight and was about 25 feet above the runway, the left wing stalled and the airplane landed hard on the left main landing gear, bending the rear spar of the left wing. During the post accident inspection of the airplane, ice was noted on the wings and deicing boots. The pilot did not recall the stall warning horn activating during the approach. The stall warning horn’s circuit breaker was found to be tripped during the post accident inspection. The cause of the tripped circuit breaker could not be determined. An examination of the remaining systems revealed no anomalies.
Probable cause:
The failure of the pilot to maintain adequate airspeed during the approach resulting in a stall. Contributing to the accident was the accumulation of structural icing during the flight.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Evora: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 14, 2009 at 1908 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BTME
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Evora - Evora
MSN:
U-079
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
22993
Aircraft flight cycles:
17449
Circumstances:
After several training mission with skydivers all day, pilot started a last mission at 1847LT. While climbing to 10,500 feet, left engine failed and autofeathered. Eleven skydivers jumped while one seated with the pilot to return to airport. On approach to runway 01, pilot did not inform ATC about his situation, made a low pass and did not land. He eventually decided to perform a go around and increased the power on right engine when aircraft banked to the left, hit the roof of a house and crashed in flames in the residiential area of Almeirim. Both occupants were killed and aircraft was destroyed by impact and post impact fire.
Probable cause:
It appears that pilot was not qualified on this type of aircraft, possessed only a single engine aircraft licence and that the company he created recently (Avioarte Serviços Aéreos) was not registered on the Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority register and did not have any valid Air Operator certificate.
The investigators concluded the primary cause for this accident was pilot inability, as he was not qualified to fly this class of aircraft, to carry a single engine landing or maintain directional control during go-around with one engine inoperative.
Contributory factors were as follow:
1. The pilot was not qualified to operate multi-engine aircrafts and had no knowledge and training to fly this kind of aircraft;
2. Unsuitable fuel monitoring and omission on manufacturer recommended procedures accomplishment;
3. Inadequate flying technique, without consideration to the airplane special flying characteristics;
4. Inadequate supervision, by the competent authorities, on flying activities carried by pilots and aircrafts with foreign licenses and registrations, inside Portuguese territory.

Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Puerto Montt: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jul 10, 2008 at 1025 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CFM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Puerto Montt - Melinka
MSN:
U-145
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off, left engine cowl opened. Pilot decided to return but aircraft eventually stalled and crashed 1,500 meters short of runway 01. All nine occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Left engine cowl was unlatched.

Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Rapid City

Date & Time: Dec 29, 2006 at 0200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N99TH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pierre-Rapid City
MSN:
U-155
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
AIP408
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3652
Captain / Total hours on type:
3069.00
Aircraft flight hours:
39795
Circumstances:
While descending to Rapid City airport in unfavorable weather conditions, the pilot decided to perform a missed approach procedure. In the mean time, the right wing struck the ground and the aircraft crashed in an open field located 10 miles from the runway threshold, 4.5 miles southwest of Caputa's city. The pilot was slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The pilot was making a cargo flight from Pierre airport with a load of 1,500 pounds of express mail.

Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Butte: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 18, 2006 at 1455 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N54RP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Helena-Butte
MSN:
U-218
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
AMF2591
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
5219
Captain / Total hours on type:
2616.00
Aircraft flight hours:
22169
Aircraft flight cycles:
35539
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft was making the cargo flight n° AMF2591 from Helena to Butte with a cargo of 10 pounds on board. It departed Helena at 1435LT and crashed few minutes before landing at Butte Airport. Rescue teams found the debris 2 days later, on 20 March 2006. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Great Falls: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 17, 2004 at 2340 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N199GL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Billings-Kalispell
MSN:
U-015
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
AIP5071
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
15440
Captain / Total hours on type:
3000.00
Aircraft flight hours:
40521
Circumstances:
On a postal flight from Billings to Kalispell, the aircraft struck the side of the Big Baldy mountain around midnight. The aircraft was carrying 2,665 pounds of mail on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service. The weather was very bad at the time of the accident which occurred near Rhoda Lake.

Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Wausau

Date & Time: Dec 16, 2003 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N399CZ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Milwaukee-Wausau
MSN:
U-052
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
FRG1544
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
9000
Captain / Total hours on type:
55.00
Aircraft flight hours:
35914
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole occupant, was performing a cargo flight from Milwaukee to Wausau-Central Wisconsin airport. On landing on runway 08, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears that the landing configuration was abnormal with a too high angle of descent and an inadequate flare.